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Tufts University
Department of Psychology Emeritus
Psychology Building
Room 314
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2319
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Phillip J. Holcomb
Professor of Psychology

Education

Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1984

Biography

Phillip J Holcomb, PhD, is a Professor in the Dept. of Psychology at Tufts University where he co-directs the NeuroCognition Laboratory with his colleague Dr. Gina Kuperberg. Dr. Holcomb received his Ph.D. in 1984 from New Mexico State University, in Las Cruses, NM. He then did a post-doc at UCSD and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA with Dr. Helen Neville. He has been at Tufts since 1988.

Dr. Holcomb's primary research interests are in how the brain represents and processes language during reading and listening to speech both in ones native language and when learning a new second language. In a related vein he is also interested in how the brain recognizes visually encountered objects. The primary measure used in the lab for studying language and picture comprehension is the event-related brain potential (ERP) technique, although along with Dr. Kuperberg at MGH he also does some work with fMRI. More details >

Graduate students

Graduate students interested in the research performed in the NeuroCognition lab should first visit our web site and check out some of the ongoing projects listed there. If you find this line of research interesting you should contact Dr. Holcomb or Dr. Kuperberg.

Undergraduate students

We welcome undergraduate involvement in our research. If you think you might be interested in getting involved with us please visit our web site and check out some of the ongoing projects listed there. If you find this line of research interesting you should contact Dr. Holcomb or Dr. Kuperberg.