American Sign Language is a Language, Researchers Prove

August 26, 2015 | Herald News (Nova Scotia)

People who cannot hear process sign language in the same area of the brain associated with spoken language, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Brains really can adapt to different forms of expression and still impose rules. ... This research confirms sign language is treated by the brain as a language," said Aaron Newman, an associate professor and study co-author.

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