Gedeon Deák

Professor of Cognitive Science and Human Development
University of California, San Diego

What He Studies

How infants and preschool children acquire words and facts, gain new social behaviors and routines, and learn to control their own thinking.

in the news

Parents Ignoring Children Thanks to Smart Phones (audio)

Gedeon Deak speaks with Gil about the rise in parents who ignore their children for tech devices.
— Talk 910


Baby Talk (PDF)

Gedeon Deák and a Stanford colleague in pediatrics show that young children “actually learn new words slower than other kinds of information, even types of information that they’re less accustomed to learning, like pictorial symbols or pictograms.”
— Triton Magazine


Department of Cognitive Science
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0515

Phone: 858-822-3352
Fax: 858-534-1128

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