In case you've stumbled across this website unintentionally, I'm a professor at the University of Connecticut, where I research language processing (how the mind 'does' language) and how the brain represents, recalls, and communicates the things that happen around us. I use a combination of different methods to study this: from brain imaging to eye movement tracking.

On the assumption you don't leave immediately, you'll find here more information about me - both academic and personal. Actually, it's not clear that there's much difference, to the extent that my work is about as big a part of my life as any other. I've even got a blog. Occasionally.

Anyhow, follow the links to find out more about my research, teaching, editorial activities, and current preoccupations (children, coffee, and Karate...) or if you need to contact me, go to my contact page. If you have a pressing need to read any of my papers, I've made a selection available to anyone living in a country where downloading copyright material is not illegal.

I used to be the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cognition, and you'll find occasional references to it in my blog. I do not post information there intended to be useful, but rather as a reminder to some future version of me, reading through past entries, of what my life was like while I was editor (note to future me: it's not too late to learn to say 'no'). However, I haven't added anything to my blog in ages… it's not that I can't think of what to write - there just aren't enough hours in the day. I'm hoping to get back to it at some point.

And finally…

TagNotateInnovation in Annotation:
Annotate your PDFs. Tag your annotations.
Collect your thoughts.

TagNotate is an app I’ve developed for annotating PDFs that, uniquely, allows you to tag your annotations. It’s cut down the time it takes me to review papers and grants by a factor of two or three!


It allows the user to assign tags to individual user-added annotations (notes, highlights, sketches, etc.). These user-definable tags can then be used to collect together annotations containing the same (one or more) tags, across single or multiple documents. No other application allows tagging of annotations, or the use of such tags to filter and aggregate notes and highlights across those files. It sounds like an obvious thing to do, but surprisingly, no one else has done this before. Please check it out! The freemium versions allow you to have 50 annotations/tags before you need to upgrade to the unlimited version. For the price of two cappuccinos at Starbucks, you get unlimited use of the only annotation tagger on OS X and iOS!

You can find out more about TagNotate by visiting its webpage, or watching this YouTube video.