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Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Brain Doesn't Discriminate Between Sound Or Hands

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Gallaudet University ASL & Deaf Studies added a new video: The Brain Does Not Discriminate.
The Department of ASL and Deaf Studies would like to add this contribution to the ongoing dialogue about language rights for deaf and hard of hearing children. 
[TRANSCRIPT and video description]
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Text: The Brain Does Not Discriminate. Image: Screen is completely black.
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Image: A close-up ground shot of a toddler's dark pink/pink Adidas sneakers walking away from the camera on a smooth cement floor.
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Text: The human brain
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Image: A young toddler with curly hair, white top, jeans and the same sneakers from earlier, is sitting on a red chair holding a book about dinosaurs. She is looking off-camera and signing BEAK.
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Text: does not discriminate. Image: The young toddler is laughing, signing BEAK VERY-HIGH (as in the dinosaur being very high and big)
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Text (continues): does not discriminate.
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Image: A person's waist down is seen walking by, blocking our view of the toddler.
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Text: between the hands and the tongue. Image: A close up of the same toddler signing about the dinosaurs, using adjectives to describe the size and shape of the dinosaurs.
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Image: a visual imagery of the brain's synapses making electric shooting motions.
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Text: People discriminate, but not our biological human brain. Text, in smaller font: Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto. Image: Same toddler has her back to the camera, on the right side of the screen, walking away from the camera.
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Image: The toddler looks back towards the camera and fades out slowly while a new text is superimposed...
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Text: We strongly believe all parents of deaf children should be made aware of the cognitive, social and emotional benefits of early exposure to sign language.
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Image: Fades out to completely white screen. Gallaudet logo appears from left, to center of screen, bounces gently. Text: GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY.
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Image: Below the logo, the following text appears. Text: DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND DEAF STUDIES. Image: The logo sparkles from left to right.
Video ends.
To cite: Gallaudet ASL & Deaf Studies. (2016, April 18). The brain does not discriminate. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/xaNuAgnDEgQ
Special thanks: MJ Kielbus & Zilvinas Paludnevicius for filming and editing, Mila Holder and the volunteers who participated in the video.

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