Sign language as a model to understand human language generally: neuroimaging studies of commonalities in processing spoken & signed languages; the influence of modality of communication on language structure; sociolinguistics of Deaf communities.
About this Fellow
Psychology Life span psychology Sociology Life span sociology
- Professor of Personality Development, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London; Edward M Arnett Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University
The development of information-processing and connectionist models of cognitive processes, particularly of executive functions, memory, knowledge, reading and writing and their application to understanding the cognitive consequences of brain damage
Children's cognitive development, particularly the development of language and literacy; cross-language studies of reading and dyslexia; reading development in deaf children and language-impaired children; educational neuroscience of reading and dyslexia
Relationships between cognition, action and consciousness; contributions of social practices and discourses to structure and function of the human mind