Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Williams Syndrome Researcher Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 27, 2009:

"Barbara Landau is the Dick and Lydia Todd Professor and chair of the Department of Cognitive Science. Her work focuses on language learning, spatial representation and the relationships between these foundational systems of human knowledge. In particular, Landau investigates these issues in normally developing children and in people who have severe spatial impairments due to a rare genetic condition known as Williams syndrome.

She is a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Last month, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation named her a Guggenheim Fellow. She also serves on the governing board of the Cognitive Science Society and recently completed a term on the board of scientific affairs of the American Psychological Association. She is at work on a book to be titled 'Gene, Brain, Mind and Development: The Puzzle of Williams Syndrome.'"

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