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2011-12-13 22:46:08

Laboratory advances understanding of human capacity for language communication On Thursday, Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., opened its new Brain and Language Laboratory designed to study how people learn and convey language. Called BL2, the laboratory will help researchers acquire new knowledge about biological mechanisms and environmental factors that work together to forge human capacity for language communication. "Our objective at BL2 is to investigate new scientific...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Gallaudet University announced today that Laura-Ann Petitto has been named science director and co-principal investigator of the university's Visual Language and Visual Learning Center (VL2), one of only six Science of Learning Centers in the country funded by the National Science Foundation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 Gallaudet University announced today that Laura-Ann Petitto has been named science director and co-principal investigator of the university's Visual Language and...

2011-02-24 15:29:29

Imagine your city isn't as safe as it used to be. Robberies are on the rise, home invasions are increasing and murder rates have nearly doubled in the past three years. What should city officials do about it? Hire more cops to round up the thugs and lock them away in a growing network of prisons? Or design programs that promise more peace by addressing issues like a faltering economy and underperforming schools? Your answer "“ and the reasoning behind it "“ can hinge on the...

2010-08-11 11:33:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cognitive Science Society is marking a decade of recognizing significant contemporary contributions to the theoretical foundations of human cognition with the David E. Rumelhart Prize. To date, $1 million has been awarded to researchers who have made the greatest contributions to determining how our minds work. The first 10 award recipients will participate in a symposium at "CogSci 2010: Cognition in Flux," identifying what they take to be the...

2010-04-05 11:17:00

DALLAS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas trial boutique, Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP, is pleased to announce the seven attorneys named on the 2010 "Rising Star" rankings in Law & Politics Magazine (as seen in Texas Monthly) to hit newsstands this month. Among those honored are Jason Dennis, Jeremy Fielding, Kent Krabill, Chris Schwegmann, Richard Smith, Britta Stanton, and John Volney. "We are delighted but not at all surprised to continually have our attorneys honored on such...

2010-02-01 18:52:13

Imagine that you are emerging from the subway and heading for your destination when you realize that you are going in the wrong direction. For a moment, you feel disoriented, but a scan of landmarks and the layout of the surrounding streets quickly helps you pinpoint your location, and you make it to your appointment with time to spare. Research tells us that human adults, toddlers, rats, chicks and even fish routinely and automatically accomplish this kind of "reorientation" by mentally...

2009-09-25 12:05:00

DALLAS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas trial boutique, Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP, is pleased to announce Mike Lynn, Jeff Tillotson, Eric Pinker and Trey Cox as repeat honorees on the Super Lawyer list as seen in Texas Monthly magazine. Each of the name partners have been praised "Super Lawyer" honorees for five (plus) years with Eric Pinker acknowledged as "Top 100 Super Lawyer" in Texas for the second consecutive year, and Mike Lynn, Jeff Tillotson and Eric Pinker acknowledged...

2009-08-17 10:48:00

DALLAS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of Eric Pinker and Trey Cox in the Best Lawyers in America directory. This accolade comes on the heels of several awards for the partners at LTPC (for Eric Pinker, this will be his second time he has been included in the Best Lawyers list). Founding partner Mike Lynn stated, "We are very proud of the attorneys at Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox and the recognition we have received...

2009-01-21 16:40:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Trey Cox, an accomplished Dallas litigator with Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP will be a featured speaker at the University of Texas - School of Law two-day CLE event slated for Jan. 21-22, 2009. Mr. Cox will discuss best practices for managing wind farm nuisance litigation, including conflict resolution strategies and ways in which a developer can minimize the risk of such lawsuits. Trey Cox has a passion for outstanding advocacy and courtroom...

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2008-08-19 11:18:26

The human ability to count is innate, and is not reliant on numbers or language to express it, according to a team of British and Australian researchers. Brian Butterworth and colleagues of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London set out to prove that Australian Aboriginal children were able to count even though their languages don't have number words. All the groups performed just as well as English-speaking children, researchers reported in the Proceedings of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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