Tid: torsdag 20 juni, kl. 10.00-12.00
Plats: Österbergssalen (C397), Södra huset, Frescati

Seminariet hålls på engelska med tolkning till svenskt teckenspråk.

Abstract:

It is now well-established that early profound deafness brings about enhancements in some visual functions, especially in peripheral visual attention and motion processing. Most of this work has recruited Deaf adults who are native speakers of a signed language. Studies of deaf children - many of whom do not sue a signed language - have suggested that early profound deafness produces deficits in visual functions. I will provide an introduction to this literature, and present findings from a study of deaf children that attempts to reconcile this dichotomy - enhancements in adults, deficits in children. I will finish by proposing a framework within which the development of executive functions are argued to play a key role in harnessing cross-modal changes in visual functions in order to achieve behavioral goals. It is claimed that this framework can bring together findings from studies of deaf children and adults, with and without cochlear implants, who use a range of communication modes and languages.

Information om föreläsaren:
Matthew W. G. Dye, Ph.D.
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Department of Psychology
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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