Steven Piantadosi is an assistant professor at the UC Berkeley, where he is head of the computation and language lab (colala). His research uses formal computational methods and behavioral experiments to study how people learn language and create conceptual systems. You can read about some of his work on information and language, ambiguity, and the evolution of human-like cognition.
Research Expertise and Interest
language acquisition, language processing
June 26, 2020
Humans and monkeys may not speak the same lingo, but our ways of thinking are a lot more similar than previously thought, according to new research from UC Berkeley, Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University.
March 27, 2019
New research from UC Berkeley suggests that language acquisition between birth and 18 is a remarkable feat of cognition, rather than something humans are just hardwired to do.