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Barbara Landau

BARBARA LANDAU, Ph.D., is interested in human knowledge of language and space, the relationships between these systems (e.g. how we talk about space), and how they are represented in the mind and brain.  She focuses on the nature of the cognitive “primitives” that guide both typical and atypical development, including cases of congenital blindness, Williams syndrome, and perinatal stroke.

She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Cognitive Science Society, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2009.