The Biological Basis for Language and Cognition in Infants, Children, and Adults With Cochlear Implants

The Biological Basis for Language and Cognition in Infants, Children, and Adults With Cochlear Implants

Question: Does early exposure to a visual signed language impact classic spoken language tissue development, including left Inferior Frontal Gyrus (LIFG) and Superior Temporal Gyrus (STG) in deaf individuals with cochlear implants?  We further investigate how language processing in the deaf CI individual is impacted by variation in early-life language experience?

Goal: Provide new insights on how early life language exposure can facilitate language processing in individuals with cochlear implants.