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Lisa A. Goffman

Communication and science Disorders
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas
United States of America


Dr. Lisa Goffman is a leading researcher in the area of language and motor interactions in typical and atypical language development. Recently, Dr. Goffman has identified how deficits in language (words and grammar) and action (gestures and music) in children share common underlying principles of sequential learning. These results have major implications for intervention practices. She is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and serves as a grant reviewer and chair for the National Institutes of Health. In addition, she has been a journal editor and twice has received the editor’s award by the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Dr. Goffman received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Purdue University, and worked there for 21 years.

Research Interest

Memory and cognition, quantitative models, neuroimaging, genomics, Nonverbal cognition with specific projects focused on human aging and memory, long-term memory for faces, perception of faces, eyewitness memory, and music cognition.

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