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Susan Goldin-Meadow

University of Chicago

July 23, 2011
33 minutes
Susan Goldin-Meadow


Susan Goldin-Meadow is the Bearsdley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology and Committee on Human Development and Director of The Goldin-Meadow Laboratory at the University of Chicago. Her current work centers on the gestures that accompany speech in hearing individuals. The lab is composed of graduate students and researchers pursuing independent topics related to cognition, development, education, linguistics, and various other fields, but interrelated by the lab's main focus - the study of non-verbal communication, specifically gestures.

Goldin-Meadow is a Governing Board member of the Cognitive Science Society, and was part of the Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development sponsored by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine and leading to the book Neurons to Neighborhoods. In 2001, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a James McKeen Cattell Fellowship which led to her two recently published books, Resilience of Language and Hearing Gesture. She also edited Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought in collaboration with Dedre Gentner.