Sheila Blumstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Blumstein is the Albert D. Mead Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University. She received her Ph.D. in 1970 from Harvard University. The major focus of her research is on the biology and neurology of language and the processes involved in speaking and understanding. This research explores the effects of brain damage on normal language processing as a window into the neurological basis of language and the mechanisms contributing to normal language processing with a major focus on sound structure and the lexicon and the mapping of sound to meaning and meaning to sound. Her other areas of interest include the neural systems underlying normal language processing using functional neuroimaging.

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