What’s good enough about good enough language processing?
Speaker: Fernanda Ferreira, Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Linguistics, University of California, Davis
Fernanda Ferreira, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Member of the Graduate Program in Linguistics at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on discovering the mechanisms that enable humans to understand and generate language in real time and in cooperation with other cognitive systems. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 1996 she received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (Cognition and Human Learning). From 2006-2010 she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and she has also served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Memory and Language and Cognitive Psychology. In the past year she helped found a new, fair open access journal called Glossa Psycholinguistics, for which she and Brian Dillon serve as Editors-in-Chief. She has been a member of the Linguistics Panel of the National Science Foundation and is currently a standing member of the National Institutes of Health Study Section on Language and Communication. When she is not doing psycholinguistics, she enjoys running and reading.