Jenny Saffran

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Jenny Saffran is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She specializes in language acquisition and early cognitive development, and she also conducts research on music cognition.[1] Saffran views language acquisition as based on general cognitive processes such as statistical learning, and has conducted numerous empirical studies that support this view.[2] She received a B.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. Saffran is married to fellow psychologist Seth Pollak, and she is the daughter of cognitive neuropsychologist Eleanor Saffran.[3]


  1. ^ "Jenny Saffran at the University of Wisconsin-Medison, Weisman Center". Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Publications". Archived from the original on July 20, 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Saffran-Pollak Wedding Announcement". The New York Times. 5 July 1998. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 

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