How do we acquire language and what is the cognitive architecture involved in written or spoken language processing? What are the general learning mechanisms allowing us to extract the statistical regularities of the world? How do these mechanisms structure our conscious states? Through his research, Arnaud Rey addresses these questions by testing and refining computational models of cognition and language processing. But, beyond these easy problems (that humans will certainly solve sooner or later), he is interested in understanding how human language has emerged throughout evolution.
Babies don’t learn language just by listening to speech, but also through what they see and how they move. This and other findings from APS William James Fellow Janet F. Werker. More
APS Fellow Usha Goswami has been named a recipient of the Yidan Prize for Education in recognition of her world-leading research on the importance of linguistic pattern recognition in reading acquisition. More
The Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP) has awarded its most prestigious honors to APS William James Fellows
Nora S. Newcombe and Linda B. Smith in recognition of their pioneering achievements in experimental psychology. More