Arthur Samuel


Ikerbasque Research Professor. Group Leader

Spoken Language Group Leader at BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language.

Keywords: spoken word recognition, speech perception, perception of complex sounds, attention in vision and audition, perceptual learning in speech, bilingual language processing.

Research line: Psycholinguistics, particularly the cognitive processes involved in spoken word recognition.

Dr. Samuel’s research is framed within the interdisciplinary approach of Cognitive Science, with long term and ongoing research lines covering language, perception, and attention. His research has provided in-depth understanding of the cognitive processes and representations involved in speech perception and word recognition in monolinguals and bilinguals. He is the author of numerous scientific articles that have appeared in the most important Cognitive journals. He has delivered numerous invited presentations, including keynote addresses, in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Samuel has been the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Memory and Language and has been a member of the editorial board of several top journals. He has chaired the grant panel at the National Institutes of Health that is responsible for awarding grants to researchers doing work on perception and cognition, and has reviewed grant proposals for major government grant agencies in North America and Europe. He has been on the search committees that have selected the Editors of two top journals, and has been on the organizing and scientific committees for major conferences such as ESCoP. Dr. Samuel has trained doctoral and postdoctoral students who now hold their own faculty positions at major universities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Samuel’s research has been supported by grants he has received from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and from the major grant agencies in the United States (e.g., the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation).

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