Jean-Remy Hochmann (born June 11, 1981) is a French cognitive scientist and developmental psychologist. His early research focused on the role of word frequency and the functional distinction between consonants and vowels in early language acquisition. One of the major contributions of his early career was to show that the argument made by W. Tecumseh Fitch & Marc Hauser (2004) about recursion being the only uniquely human cognitive ability for language, was wrong
Jean-Remy Hochmann obtained his doctoral degree from SISSA/ISAS (International School for Advanced Studies) in Italy and is currently doing research at Harvard University.
- ^ Hochmann, J-R., Endress A.D., & Mehler, J. (2010). Word frequency as a cue to identify function words in infancy. Cognition, 115, 444-457.
- ^ Fitch, W. T., & Hauser, M. D. (2004). Computational constraints on syntactic processing in a nonhuman primate. Science, 303, 377.
- ^ Hochmann, J.R., Azadpour, M. Mehler J. (2008) Do humans really learn AnBn rtificial grammars from exemplars? Cognitive Science, 32, pp. 1021-1036.