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Professor Seana Coulson receives stimulus funding to study gesture in communication

Seana Coulson, who studies language, received funding to study how gestures are used in communication. Coulson will measure volunteers' brain activity while they watch videos of people talking about the size and shape of objects to see whether they respond more when gestures are used.

Her results will benefit the fields of pedagogy, language therapy, and communication studies; and her course materials will help develop undergraduate seminars as well as be distributed to the public via the Internet.