Dr Amy Perfors

Associate Professor
Dr Amy Perfors
  Org Unit Psychology
  Email amy.perfors@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 5744
  Location Floor/Room 5 08 ,  Hughes Building ,   North Terrace

I grew up in an area of the United States that reminds me a lot of Australia -- New Mexico and Colorado, with their big blue skies and desert feel. As an undergraduate in California, I became interested in cognitive science and psychology. After a stint in Mozambique teaching biology and English, I went to Boston where I got my PhD, focusing on computational models of higher cognition (with a special interest in language). After completing the PhD I came straight to Adelaide, for which I have discovered a great affinity.


Ph.D., MIT, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

M.A., Stanford University, Linguistics

B.S., Stanford University, Symbolic Systems 

Please see my lab website or my researcher profile  for more information.

CategoriesPsychology & Psychiatry, Mathematics & Statistics
Expertiselanguage acquisition; cognition; cognitive science; language evolution; language learning; Bayesian models of cognition; statistical and mathematical modeling of cognition

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017

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