text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation Home National Science Foundation - Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
design element
CISE Home
About CISE
Funding Opportunities
Awards
News
Events
Discoveries
Publications
Advisory Committee
Career Opportunities
Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure
See Additional CISE Resources
View CISE Staff
CISE Organizations
Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)
Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)
Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS)
Proposals and Awards
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
  Introduction
Proposal Preparation and Submission
bullet Grant Proposal Guide
  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Other Types of Proposals
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office
Additional CISE Resources
Contact CISE OAD
Subscribe to receive special CISE announcements
Serving and Working at NSF
Assistant Director's Presentations and Congressional Testimony
CISE Dear Colleague Letters
CISE Distinguished Lecture Series
Webcasts/Webinars
Designing Disruptive Learning Technologies Webinars
WATCH Series
Workshops
CS Bits & Bytes
Big Data Research Initiative
US Ignite at NSF
CISE Strategic Plan for Broadening Participation
Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment (SEES)
Other Site Features
Special Reports
Research Overviews
Multimedia Gallery
Classroom Resources
NSF-Wide Investments

Email this pagePrint this page
All Images


Press Release 11-259
Gallaudet University Opens New Brain and Language Laboratory

Laboratory advances understanding of human capacity for language communication

Back to article | Note about images

Image of a young woman being prepared by a researcher for a brain imaging system.

The centerpiece of Gallaudet University's new Brain and Language Laboratory is a functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy that tracks movement of blood in the brain in reaction to different stimuli. Among other aspects of language learning, researchers will use it to study the acquisition and neural processing of American Sign Language, the optimal conditions for bilingual language development, the effects of early bilingual language exposure on the developing brain and its functions.

Credit: Matthew Vita, Gallaudet University


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (441 KB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Image of a young woman being prepared by a researcher for a brain imaging system.

Researchers at Gallaudet University will use one of the world's most advanced brain imaging systems, a functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, and other equipment to investigate the ways that the age of first bilingual language exposure can both impact and benefit the brain's neural circuitry for language and higher cognition, and how young monolingual and bilingual children develop the capacity of reading.

Credit: Matthew Vita, Gallaudet University


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (483 KB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Image of Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto showing Dr. Soo-Siang Lim around the new BL2 laboratory.

Laura-Ann Petitto shows Soo-Siang Lim around the new BL2 laboratory.

Credit: Matthew Vita, Gallaudet University


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (414 KB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.



Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page