Andrew N. Meltzoff

Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowed Chair and Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

Andrew Meltzoff is co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington. A pioneer in the scientific study of child development, his discoveries about infant nonverbal cognition have revolutionized understanding of early learning and the brain. Meltzoff has published 200 scientific papers, co-authored books including The Scientist in the Crib, and is the recipient of prizes including the MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health for outstanding research. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has described his research to OECD and UNESCO audiences, at NBC’s “Education Nation,” and at the Vatican’s Papal Academy of Sciences. 

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