Faculty Affiliates

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Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Adult language processing, the influence of context on sentence comprehension, event comprehension, the interface between language and vision

 

 

Philosophy

 

Research Specialty:

Philosophy of language and mind; origins of language; theory of mind; pragmatics/semantics

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Language Acquisition, Slavic Linguistics, Bilingualism and Language Attrition

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Morphology, Syntax, Endangered Languages

 

 

Philosophy

 

Research Specialty:

Philosophy of mind, philosophy of science

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Linguistics (Syntax)

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Phonological theory, Historical Linguistics, Romance Linguistics

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Ecological approach to perception and action

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Making memories in the mammalian brain; the physiology and function of the hippocampus and interconnected forebrain circuits

 

 

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

 

Research Specialty:

Discourse, acquired language disorders

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Language emergence, homesign, cognitive development, number cognition, sign language structure, language acquisition

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: EEG, ECG, Learning, Memory, Executive Functions

Damir Dzhafarov

damir@math.uconn.edu

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Mathematics

 

Research Specialty:

Mathematical logic, computability theory and reverse mathematics

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

human cognition, and how brain development and core neurocognitive processes impact language acquisition

Holly Fitch

roslyn.h.fitch@uconn.edu

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Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Animal models of neurodevelopment and cognition; Models of neurodevelopmental disruption (genetics, early injury) and developmental disability

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Ecology of language, speech perception from a direct-realist theoretical perspective; compatible theoretical approach to speech perception

 

 

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

 

Research Specialty:

cochlear implants, speech perception, electrophysiology, aging

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Semantics

 

 

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

 

Research Specialty:

Speech perception, language development, bilingualism, ERPs

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Development of prelinguistic communication

 

 

Philosophy

 

Research Specialty:

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Pragmatics, Evolution of Communication, Animal Communication

 

 

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

 

Research Specialty:

SLI, language disorders, reading disabilities, phonological disorders

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

social and communicative behavior, infant development, development of caregiving behavior

 

 

English

 

Research Specialty:

Cognitive linguistics, blending theory, dynamical systems theory, and applications of these areas to literary texts, literary history, and literary experience (creativity, reading, interpretation)

 

 

English

 

Research Specialty:

Emotion, simulation, and narrative; beauty and aesthetic response; social neuroscience, politics, and literature

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Phonological Theory, SL Phonology, Evolution of Language, Phonological Acquisition, Phonetics-Phonology Interface

James C. Kaufmann

james.kaufman@uconn.edu

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Educational Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Creativity measurement; Creativity and social justice; Creativity and its relationship to other constructs (such as personality, intelligence, and motivation); Creativity theories; and Creativity and Mental Health

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Semantics, pragmatics, syntax-semantics interface

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Semantics, Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Cognitive Psychology

 

 

Literatures, Cultures, and Language

 

Research Specialty:

Philosophy and literature; aesthetics; literary theory; postcolonial studies; poetry (19th and 20th century French, francophone African, American, British, Latin American); Islamic studies (pre-Islamic poetry; Quranic studies; art and aesthetics; Islamic legal and political theory; African Islam); German romanticism

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurogenetic Approaches

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Auditory Neuroscience, Dynamic Systems

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Monolingual and Bilingual First Language Acquisition, Structure and Acquisition of American Sign Language

 

 

Philosophy

 

Research Specialty:

Representation, philosophy of mind

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience of language; computational modeling

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Behavioral neuroscience, physiology, learning, memory aging

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Motivational influences on persuasion, social cognition, and behavior

Robert McCartney

robert@engr.uconn.edu

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Computer Science & Engineering

 

Research Specialty:

Artificial intelligence, robotics, computing education

 

 

Philosophy

 

Research Specialty:

Philosophy of Mind

 

 

Physiology & Neurobiology

 

Research Specialty:

Understanding of the neural mechanisms controlling communication behavior

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Speech perception, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, aphasia

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Language representation, language acquisition, language in developmental disorders, cross-linguistic comparisons

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Behavioral neuroscience of social communication including vocalizations

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Reading, word identification, and morphology, Implicit and explicit memory, Connectionist networks and dynamical systems

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Neurochemistry and Behavior

 

 

Philosophy

 

Research Specialty:

Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Cognitive Science, Bioethics, Philosophy of Science

 

 

Economics

 

Research Specialty:

Industrial organization & antitrust, experimental economics, auction theory

 

 

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

 

Research Specialty:

The influence of enriched or impoverished experiences on linguistic and cognitive function

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Child Language Acquisition, Comparative Grammar, Models of Language Processing

 

 

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

 

Research Specialty:

Language development; Specific Language Impairment

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Syntactic representations and operations

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Dynamical systems theory, artificial neural networks, language (structure, processing, change, learning), sentence processing, artificial grammar, recursion, experimental semiotics, theory of computation.

 

 

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

 

Research Specialty:

Speech perception, spoken language processing, perceptual learning, dyslexia, hearing impairment

 

 

Cultures, Literatures, & Languages

 

Research Specialty:

Cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor theory applied to cinema and art

 

 

Cultures, Literatures, & Languages

 

Research Specialty:

Early language development in “normal” and “exceptional” circumstances, second language acquisition, pragmatics, brain development

 

 

Linguistics

 

Research Specialty:

Syntax, Semantics, Germanic

 

 

Anthropology

 

Research Specialty:

Ritual, cooperation, and the interaction between cognition and culture

 

 

Psychology

 

Research Specialty:

Semantic memory/neural representation of concepts; spoken word recognition