deaf x lab has a new home

Come visit us in our new home. Starting July 1st, the deaf x lab is now based in Rosica Hall 1140 at RIT/NTID. We’ll miss our friends in the NTID Center on Cognition and Language, but they still have the coffee machine!!!

deaf x lab is off to the WoRLD conference in Spain

Deaf x lab researchers Geo Kartheiser and Brennan Terhune-Cotter will be presenting at the Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness in San Sebastian, Spain, this October. Geo will present a poster titled “Preliminary Assessment of Cognitive Fluidity in Deaf College Students from Diverse Linguistic Backgrounds”, and Brennan will be giving an oral presentation (sic) titled Read more about deaf x lab is off to the WoRLD conference in Spain[…]

New NSF Grant: Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution

The deaf x lab is thrilled to announce a new collaboration between RIT, Boston University and U Penn. With support from NSF, we will be starting a new project called “Multimethod Investigation of Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution”. Using computer vision and human movement modeling techniques, we will be asking whether sign Read more about New NSF Grant: Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution[…]

Carolyn Gershman Accepts Fellowship at Yale

Deaf x lab research assistant Carolyn Gershman has accepted a Post-baccalaureate Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience at Yale University. We all wish her the best for her new adventure this coming Fall, and we know she’ll go on to do great things. Congratulations, Carolyn!

deaf x lab research mentioned in RIT Athenaeum magazine

Assistant Professor Matthew Dye has received a first-in-class research initiative, a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to conduct a large-scale study examining signed and spoken language outcomes in young deaf adults who received cochlear implants in childhood and now are enrolled at Read more about deaf x lab research mentioned in RIT Athenaeum magazine[…]

New article accepted for publication in Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Congratulations to Chloé Stoll on being lead author on Stoll, C., Palluel-Germain, R., Caldara, R., Lao, J., Dye, M.W.G., Aptel, F., and Pascalis, O. (2017). Face recognition is shaped by the use of sign language. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enx034. A preprint request is available on the Publications page.

New NIH Grant: Neurocognitive Plasticity in Young Deaf Adults – Effects of Cochlear Implantation and Sign Language Exposure

The deaf x lab is excited to announce a new collaboration with Prof. Anu Sharma of the University of Colorado at Boulder. With funding from NIH, we will be conducting a large scale study of neuroplasticity in young deaf adults. More details to follow, as well as an upcoming search for a postdoctoral research fellow. Read more about New NIH Grant: Neurocognitive Plasticity in Young Deaf Adults – Effects of Cochlear Implantation and Sign Language Exposure[…]