Jeffrey L. Elman, PhD
Dr. Elman's work has advanced the field of human cognition by his focus on its theoretical underpinnings. He has focused on the role of distributed processing in connectionist networks in areas such as language learning, developmental psychology, and psycholinguistics. In 2001, he was elected Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, and in 2007, won the Rumelhart Prize for his contributions to the field.
- Distinguished Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
- Acting Dean, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, San Diego: 2006-2007
- Founding Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, University of California, San Diego
- Co-Director, Joint Ph.D. Program in Language and Communicative Disorders, University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University
- PhD, 1977, University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics
- Lewis, J. D., & Elman. J. L. (in press). Growth-related neural reorganization and the autism phenotype: A test of the hypothesis that altered brain growth leads to altered connectivity. Developmental Science.
- Roland, D., Dick, F., & Elman, J. L. (in press). Frequency of basic English grammatical structures: A corpus analysis. Journal of Memory and Language.
- Borovsky, A., & Elman, J. L. (2006). Language input and semantic categories: A relation between cognition and early word learning. Journal of Child Language, 33, 759-790.
- Roland, D., Elman, J. L., & Ferreira, V. (2006). Why is that? Structural prediction and ambiguity resolution in a very large corpus of English sentences. Cognition, 98, 245-272.
- Shieh, D. X., & Elman, J. L. (2006). The Divergent-Reconvergent model of serial order encoding and retrieval. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society, BC, 786-791.