People the world over gesture when they talk, and they tend to gesture in certain ways depending on the language they speak. Findings from a new study including blind and sighted participants suggest that these gestural variations do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself.
Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor Susan Goldin-Meadow has been selected for the Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2015 William James Fellow Award.
The James Award is the highest honor conferred by APS. It honors distinguished APS Members for a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. Her award will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of next year’s APS Convention in New York in May 2015.