Mark Seidenberg

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Mark S. Seidenberg is Vilas Research Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories.[1][2] He is a specialist in psycholinguistics, focusing specifically on the cognitive and neurological bases of language and reading. Seidenberg received his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the mentorship of Thomas Bever and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois. He has held academic positions at McGill University,[3] the University of Southern California,[4] and since 2001 at the University of Wisconsin.[5] Seidenberg has published over a hundred scientific articles[6] and is the author of Language at the Speed of Sight (2017).[7] Seidenberg is married to fellow psychologist Maryellen MacDonald and has two children.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Mark S. Seidenberg, Vilas Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison".
  2. ^ "Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories".
  3. ^ Seidenberg, Mark S.; McClelland, James L. (1989). "A Distributed, Developmental Model of Word Recognition and Naming" (PDF). Psychological Review. 96 (4): 523–568. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.96.4.523. PMID 2798649. S2CID 30165868. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-03.
  4. ^ Pearlmutter, Neal J.; MacDonald, Maryellen C.; Daugherty, Kim G.; Seidenberg, Mark S. "Modeling the Use of Frequency and Contextual Biases in Sentence Processing" (PDF).
  5. ^ Rayner, Keith; et al. (November 2001). "How Psychological Science Informs the Teaching of Reading" (PDF). Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 2 (2).
  6. ^ ", 124 high-probability publications, June 2020".
  7. ^ Seidenberg, Mark (2017). Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-1-5416-1715-5.
  8. ^ "Mark Seidenberg's Institutional Webpage". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Mark Seidenberg's Biography". 27 October 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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