Michael Tanenhaus

University of Rochester

Michael K. Tanenhaus is the Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics at the University of Rochester, U.S.A. He earned a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Iowa in 1973 and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University in 1978. Honors include, Alumni Fellow, University of Iowa; Fellow of Cognitive Science Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Psychological Science, and Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, University of Rochester. More than 30 of his former students are on the faculty of a research university or a liberal arts college. Tanenhaus' lab focuses on real-time spoken language processing on topics, which include speech perception, spoken word recognition, parsing, reference resolution, experimental pragmatics and interactive conversation. His lab helped pioneer the influential "visual world" eye-tracking paradigm.