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Ursula Bellugi is a Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. Broadly stated, she conducts research on the biological bases of language. More specifically, she has studied the neurological bases of American Sign Language extensively, and her work has led to the discovery that the left hemisphere of the human brain becomes specialized for language, whether spoken or signed, a striking demonstration of neuronal plasticity.

She has also investigated the language abilities of individuals with Williams Syndrome, a puzzling genetically based disorder that leaves language, facial recognition and social skills remarkably well-preserved in contrast to severe inadequacy in other cognitive aptitudes. The search for the underlying biological basis for this disorder is providing new opportunities for understanding how brain structure and function relate to cognitive capabilities.

Bellugi received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1952 and an Ed.D. from Harvard University in 1967. Since then, she has held positions as a tenure-track professor at the Salk Institute (1970 forward) and as an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Diego (1977 forward) and San Diego State University (1995 forward). Bellugi is the wife of Edward Klima, another linguist who also specialized in the study of American Sign Language.

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Total Books: 5
What the Hands Reveal About the Brain
1990 - What the Hands Reveal About the Brain [Bradford Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262660662
ISBN-10: 0262660660
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Medicine, Engineering & Transportation
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The Signs of Language
1988 - The Signs of Language (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674807969
ISBN-10: 0674807960
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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The signs of language
1979 - The Signs of Language (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780674807952
ISBN-10: 0674807952
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Acquisition of Language
Acquisition of Language [Review of Child Development Research] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780226767574
ISBN-10: 0226767574
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Signed and Spoken Language Biological Constraints on Linguistic Form
Signed and Spoken Language Biological Constraints on Linguistic Form [Life Sciences Research Report, 19] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780895730343
ISBN-10: 0895730340
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