Deanna Gagne

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To investigate the contributions of language and education to Theory of Mind understanding, three Nicaraguan groups were tested using a minimally verbal protocol in which they themselves experienced a false belief instead of being told of one. We also assessed the relationship of executive function abilities to false belief performance. Homesigners, who(More)
Numeracy is a paradigmatic example of the close dovetailing of culture, language, and cognition. The two systems central to the numerical competence—one for the exact representation of small numbers and one for the approximation of larger numbers—are relatively old in phylogenetic terms and available almost from birth. Together, they provide the basis for(More)
Congenitally deaf individuals exhibit enhanced visuospatial abilities relative to normally hearing individuals. An early example is the increased sensitivity of deaf signers to stimuli in the visual periphery (Neville and Lawson, 1987a). While these enhancements are robust and extend across a number of visual and spatial skills, they seem not to extend to(More)
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