[visionlist] Susan Goldin-Meadow speaking on May 18 in Developing Minds global online lecture series

Jochen Triesch triesch at fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Tue May 10 08:32:53 -04 2022

Dear colleagues,

On May 18, the Developing Minds global online lecture series will feature Susan Goldin-Meadow, Dept. of Psychology, U. of Chicago, USA:
"The Mind Hidden in Our Hands“


The live event will take place via zoom at:
08:00 CDT (Central Daylight Time)
13:00 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
15:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)
22:00 JST (Japan Standard Time)

To participate please register here:

Gesture is versatile in form and function. Under certain circumstances, gesture can substitute for speech, and when it does, it embodies the properties of language that children themselves bring to language learning, and underscores the resilience of language itself. Under other circumstances, gesture can form a fully integrated system with speech. When it does, it both predicts and promotes learning, and underscores the resilience of gesture in thinking. Together, these lines of research show how much of our minds is hidden in our hands.

Susan Goldin-Meadow is the Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the most basic building blocks of language and thought as they are developed in early childhood. Specifically, she is interested in uncovering linguistic components that are so basic they will arise in a child’s communication system even if the child has limited access to outside linguistic input. Professor Goldin-Meadow’s research has also generated more broadly applicable insights into how the spontaneous gestures that learners produce can reveal their readiness to learn language, math, and scientific concepts. Professor Goldin-Meadow is the founding Editor of Language Learning and Development, and has been president of the International Society for Gesture Studies, president of the Cognitive Development Society, chair of the Cognitive Science Society, and president of the Association for Psychological Society. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, received the William James award for lifetime achievement in basic research from APS, was elected to the American Academy for Arts and Science in 2005, and the National Academy of Sciences in 2020. 

Web: https://psychology.uchicago.edu/directory/susan-goldin-meadow 

The talk will also be recored and the recording made available via the web page:

Stay healthy,
Jochen Triesch

Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch
Johanna Quandt Chair for Theoretical Life Sciences
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and
Goethe University Frankfurt
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