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Professor Ferreira Receives Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award

Professor Fernanda Ferreira was chosen to receive the Psychonomic Society’s Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award. The award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the field of scientific psychology as well as her sustained leadership and service to the discipline. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 USD prize.

Professor Ferreira is a world-recognized researcher in psycholinguistics. She uses basic insights from formal linguistics, especially theories in sentence phonology and syntax, to develop models of processing. Her empirical work relies both on behavioral and neural measures, including eyetracking (for measurement of fixations, saccades and pupil diameter) and the recording of event-related potentials (ERPs). The fundamental aim of her research is to uncover the mechanisms that enable humans to understand and generate language in real time and in cooperation with other cognitive systems.