Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

April 12, 2019

Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD

Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Additional Titles: Co-Director
Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)

Adjunct Professor
Psychology, Linguistics, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, College of Education

Work Summary: Dr. Kuhl is internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn. Her work has played a major role in demonstrating how early exposure to language alters the brain. It has implications for critical periods in development, for bilingual education and reading readiness, for developmental disabilities involving language, and for research on computer understanding of speech.