Professor II; Co-Director, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Ph. D., Cambridge University, 1973
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences, Newark; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Cognitive Neuroscience, Language and Central Auditory Processing, Language-learning Disabilities.
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.
Memberships and Professional Service
Member of Society for Neuroscience, International Neuropsychology Society, Society for Cognitive Neuroscience, New York Academy of Sciences, Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs (ANDP); Elected Member, The Psychonomic Society; Elected Member, Remediatione; Charter Member, American Psychological Society; Golder Founders Circle, American Speech, Hearing and Language Foundation.
Paula watching children work on Fast ForWord training at a public school in Queens, 2005.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Co-Director Education and Outreach, Temporal Dynamic of Learning Center, National Science Foundation, 2006-2008; Co-Principal Investigator, Santa Fe Institute Consortium, "Increasing Human Potential Initiative," 2002-2005; Presidential Symposium Speaker, Society for Neuroscience; Women of Influence Award, NJBIZ, 2003; Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience Award.
Academic Interests and Plans
I am experienced in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, specifically the neurobiological and cognitive basis of speech, language and reading development and disorders. I am also experienced in translating basic neuroscience research into clinical and educational practice.
My research focuses on the temporal dynamics of learning and is broadly directed to studies that combine and unite my multidisciplinary training and interests in the neurological basis of auditory processing, speech, language and reading. I utilize behavioral, physiological, neuroimaging, genetic and intervention approaches.