Yosef Grodzinsky

Yosef Grodzinsky is Professor and Director of the Neurolinguistic Laboratory at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Research (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, a position he has held for five years. During this period, he has also been a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1) of the Foschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. Earlier, he was Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Neurolinguistics at McGill University’s Departments of Linguistics and Neurology/Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurology at Boston University’s School of Medicine, and Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University. He is the recipient of numerous international awards (e.g., a Humboldt Senior Researcher Prize, Lady Davis Fellowship, Sloan Foundation’s Cognitive Science post-doctoral Fellowship), and has been a Visiting Professor at several Universities (e..g., Princeton, MIT, École Normale Supérieure, Paris). He is interested in brain-language relations in health and in brain disease, a topic on which he has published several books and over 80 articles in professional journals. Currently he and his team are focusing on the brain bases of semantics and logic, and on the development of technology-rich remediation methods for language impairment.

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