A new study sheds light on a common linguistic characteristic of autistic children.
Newly designed electronic skin allows a robotic hand to sense differences in temperature between hot and cold. Additionally, the skin can interpret computer signals to help the hand reproduce sign language, researchers report.
According to researchers, language is not limited to speech. People also apply the rules of spoken language to sign language.
Just as with spoken language, sign language supports cognitive development in hearing infants.
A single, universal facial expression is interpreted across many cultures as the embodiment of negative emotion, researchers report.
Early exposure to language, whether it's vocalized or sign language, assists with normal brain development in children, researchers report.
Researchers examine sign language iconicity to gain insight into how we are able to detect meaning from music.