Curt Burgess

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1991.
In general, I am interested in how meaning can be represented at the cognitive, neural, and computational levels. Consequently, my research, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation, NIA, US Army, and the Digital Innovation Fund, explores the memory mechanisms that underlie language comprehension, the processing of semantic and syntactic ambiguity, as well as figurative language. From a neurolinguistic perspective, my work investigates the complementary roles of the two cerebral hemispheres in activating information in memory using both normal, computational and brain-damaged subject populations. Our recent applied research involves the application of computation proper names semantics and deception detection. Most of our research involves the HAL memory model that we developed about 20 years ago.
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