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Kensy Cooperrider
Cognitive scientist, University of Chicago

Kensy Cooperrider is a cognitive scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago.

Written by Kensy Cooperrider

Essay/
Cognition & Intelligence
Gesture talks

Across vast cultural divides people can understand one another through gesture. Does that make it a universal language?

Kensy Cooperrider