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Psychology Association Honors UC Davis Expert on How the Brain Understands Language

Tamara Swaab, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Psychology and at the Center for Mind and Brain, was recently named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science for her contributions to the understanding of human language and cognition.

Swaab, who joined UC Davis in 2002, studies the cognitive and neural underpinnings of language comprehension. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the journal Cognition, and the treasurer of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language.

Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service and/or application, according to a description on the APS website.

She is one of 31 APS fellows at UC Davis, many of whom are also in the Department of Psychology and at the Center for Mind and Brain.

— Kathleen Holder, content strategist in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science

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