Michael Frank

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Professor in Human Biology and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics

Director of Symbolic Systems

Concentration Advising in:
Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Psychology
Associate Professor (By courtesy), Linguistics
Member, Bio-X
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
How do we learn to communicate using language? I study children's language learning and how it interacts with their developing understanding of the social world. I use behavioral experiments, computational tools, and novel measurement methods like large-scale web-based studies, eye-tracking, and head-mounted cameras.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Advisory Board, MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (2014 - Present)
Governing board member, Cognitive Science Society (2015 - Present)