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Karen Emmorey

Karen Emmorey

Professor,Speech Language, San Diego State University

Director, Laboratory for Language & Cognitive Neuroscience

Executive Committee, Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience


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Dr. Emmorey’s research focuses on what sign languages can reveal about the nature of human language, cognition, and the brain. She studies the processes involved in how deaf and hearing people produce and comprehend sign language and how these processes are represented in the brain. Her research interests also include bimodal bilingualism (i.e., sign-speech bilingualism) and the neurocognitive underpinnings of reading skill in profoundly deaf adults.