Student Research

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.

deafxlab@SRCD

Very proud of Sarah Kimbley and Brennan Terhune-Cotter. They co-presented a poster with early data from our NSF study of temporal attention development in DHH children at SRCD2017 in Austin, TX.

Presentations for SRCD 2017

Several members of the deafxlab will be attending and presenting at the Biennial Society for Research in Child Development in Austin TX next April. As part of the symposium on Linguistic Regulation of Executive Function: Evidence from Deaf Children, Dr. Dye will be presenting on the topic of Does Audition Drive the Development of Domain-General Sequencing Abilities?”. Sarah Kimbley will be presenting a poster of her undergraduate thesis work titled Temporal Sequence Processing in Deaf Children: Cross-sectional Data”.  Congratulations, Sarah!

deafxlab presents at Psychonomics Society

Dr. Matt Dye and Chloé Stoll – visiting Fulbright Scholar – both presented posters at the Psychonomic Society 2016 meeting in Boston in November. Dr. Dye’s poster was titled Emotional Face Processing in Deaf and Hearing Bilinguals, and Chloé’s poster was on Face Recognition, But Not Categorization Differs in Sign Language Users Irrespective of Hearing Status. This research was part of an ongoing collaboration with Prof. Roberto Caldara of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

New Article Accepted for Publication in Hearing Research

Congratulations to graduate student Jenessa Seymour (currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Colgate University). Her research on cross-modal plasticity in deaf adults using the event-related optical signal has been accepted for publication in Hearing Research. A preprint can be requested form the Publications page.

Seymour, J.L., Low, K., Maclin, E., Chiarelli, A., Mathewson, K., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., and Dye, M.W.G. (in press). Reorganization of neural systems mediating peripheral visual selective attention in the deaf: an optical imaging study. Hearing Research.

SURF Student Presents at Undergraduate Research Symposium

ugrs_sarahSarah Kimbley, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the lab, presented her research today on the development of visual selective attention. NTID was well represented at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium, and Sarah did a great job. She’ll complete her research for her senior honors thesis in the Department of Psychology.

Lab Welcomes Fulbright Scholar, Chloé Stoll

Chloe_StollChloé Stoll, a doctoral student with Olivier Pascalis at Université Pierre Mendès France, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to spend six months working at RIT/NTID in the deaf x lab. While she’s here, Chloé will be conducting research on the effects of deafness and signing on visual skills, and learning American Sign Language.

Welcome to Rochester, Chloé!

Second Language Acquisition Across Modalities

New article accepted for publication in Second Language Research that reports on a motion tracking study of hearing college students learning ASL as an L2. Congratulations to past lab member Allison Hilger, who conducted this study for her undergraduate thesis.

Hilger, A.I., Loucks, T.M.J., Quinto-Pozos, D. and Dye, M.W.G. (in press). Second language acquisition across modalities: production variability in adult L2 learners. Second Language Research.