What is universal about human language?

The LLCN studies sign languages and the deaf and hearing people who use them. The LLCN asks the following questions:

  • What is universal about human language?
  • How is signing different from speaking?
  • How do bimodal bilinguals (e.g., ASL-English) differ from unimodal bilinguals (e.g., Spanish-English)?
  • Does knowing a sign language affect how you think?
  • Is the deaf, signing brain different from the hearing, speaking brain?
  • How does deafness and literacy skill impact brain responses when reading?

Watch a video introduction to the Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience (LLCN) and its research!

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