Gedeon Deak is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Human Development at the University of California at San Diego. From 1995-1999 he was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University. He and his colleagues study how infants learn social skills, using experiments, ethnography, physiology, and computer simulations. He also investigates how young children learn words, and use verbal information to make inferences about complex objects and situations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on cognitive development, language learning, infancy, and education. He has received support from the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Education, and M.I.N.D. Institute. He is on the executive council of the Center for Human Development at UCSD, and is a co-investigator in the Temporal Dynamics Learning Center.
Biography Updated on 5 July 2010