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Dr. Morten H. Christiansen: director

Morten H. Christiansen received his PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1995. He is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Cornell University as well Senior Scientist at the Haskins Labs, Professor of Child Language in the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University and Professor in the Department of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark. His research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. He employs a variety of methodologies, including computational modeling, corpus analyses, statistical learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. Christiansen is the author of more than 170 scientific papers and has edited books on Connectionist Psycholinguistics, Language Evolution, Language Universals, and Cultural Evolution. His newest book Creating language: Integrating evolution, acquisition, and processing due out April 2016 from MIT Press provides an overview of the work done in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.

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Dr. Morten H. Christiansen

Cornell University