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31 January 2024

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St Hugh’s Tutorial Fellow receives the prestigious Elman Award for Scientific Achievement and Community Building

St Hugh’s Tutorial Fellow in Experimental Psychology and Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Oxford, Professor Asifa Majid, has been awarded the fifth Jeffrey L. Elman Prize for Scientific Achievement and Community Building by The Cognitive Science Society. The prize consists of a hand-crafted custom silver medal, a certificate, a citation of the awardee’s contributions, and a monetary award of $25,000. The award will be presented at the CogSci 2024 conference where there will be a dedicated symposium.

An alum of the University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Asifa spent 17 years in the Netherlands, first at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and then at Radboud University, before returning to the UK. She serves on various international reviewing and editorial boards (including the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science) and has been awarded various prizes for her work which straddles the boundaries of psychology, linguistics, and anthropology.

In recognition of Jeff Elman’s many contributions to the field of cognitive science, the Cognitive Science Society presents this annual award to mid-career cognitive scientists (individuals or teams) whose accomplishments exemplify the twin strands of scientific excellence and commitment to community-building and service that were so evident in Jeff Elman’s career



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