press announcements, or, who's for vulgarization?

  • Director of the NIH blogs the work of recent lab PhD Elika Bergelson, who has just been named one of Forbes' "30 under 30" scientists!

  • Recent lab PhD Elika Bergelson, now at the University of Rochester, has been granted an "exceptional early career scientist" award (an NIH DP-5 Early Independence Award) which will give her the resources to continue her work on how infants learn language. Bravo Elika!

  • Q to self: where does absurd newspaper filler material come from? Why, from the pages of QJEP of course!
  • Columbus Dispatch, June 2014

  • WHYY public radio's Maiken Scott interviews Elika Bergelson and Daniel Swingley on the Newsworks program, to talk about research reported in PNAS in Feb 2012.
  • download interview (~10MB)

  • Report on Bergelson & Swingley on France 2's news program:
  • link to interview
  • Fais gaffe: not everything the announcer says is true of the research. He was enthusiastic, though.

    Shoutout to Lupyan & Swingley in the NYT Magazine. Nota bene: our study was about finding something in a complex scene in front of you (like a supermarket aisle), not about remembering where you put your keys.
  • webarchive file
  • link to New York Times
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    Daniel Swingley

    (and his rudimentary web page!)


    University of Pennsylvania
    Department of Psychology
    3401 Walnut Street, rm 411
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Phone: 215-898-0334
    Fax: 215-746-6848
    E-mail: swingley [apenstaartje]

    Note: All right, everyone's a critic. If you want a different photo in which I'm almost smiling, try this. No expensive photographers were harmed to create this image. If you need a stubble-free photo for some formal reason, don't photoshop, just send me an email!

    Intro. to Psychology (Psych 1); about 1x/year (not 2016 though)
    Cognitive Development (Psych 281; some spring semesters);
    Proseminar in Cognitive Development (Psych 600-302; offered every 3 years);
    Topics in Development: Language Acquisition (Psych 280)
    Independent Research (Psych 399; offered all the time)

    Courses I may do again one day:
    Perceptual Learning (Psych 211/739)
    Applied biophysics: Resurrection of the Minor Rodents (Bio 831)
    Rapid Transportation among Bishops (Reli. Stud. 725)
    Currants Are Not Raisins (Bio 399 Independent Study)
    Barky Spice: How Cinnamon Changed History, and Waffles (Hist 122)

    Research Interests: How children learn language, focusing on infants and toddlers. Word recognition and lexical representation in infants and young children; lexical and phonological categorization. Perceptual experiments with infants, acoustic measurements of infant-directed speech, statistical analyses of infant-directed speech corpora, perceptual category learning in adults.
    Some lab alums: (whose inter-whereabouts are known to this office)
    Frans Adriaans (NYU)
    Elika Bergelson (Rochester)
    Suzanne van der Feest (UT-Austin)
    Gary Lupyan (UW-Madison)
    Sarah Creel (UCSD)
    Carolyn Quam (Arizona)
    Martijn Goudbeek (Tilburg)