Professor Jeffrey L. Elman
Department of Cognitive Science

University of California, San Diego

Tel: +1 858 534 1147 (office)

Professor Jeffrey Elman is a cognitive scientist with expertise in linguistics. He is Founding Co-Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind and Dean of Social Sciences at UC San Diego.

His primary research interests are on language processing and learning. He studies language both through computational models and also through psycholinguistic and neuroimaging studies.

In his early work, he was interested in speech perception, and what the mechanisms are that make it possible for humans to perceive complex acoustic inputs with such apparent ease.