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Paula Tallal is an expert on the neurobiology of speech, language and reading in normal and disordered development

Professor Emerita Paula Tallal's contribution to the field of neuroscience has won her international distinction.

Dr. Tallal has won substantial acclaim for her groundbreaking work on the neurobiology of speech, language and reading in normal and disordered development. Her innovative research has led to the development of computerized programs, now in wide use, that have helped thousands of people overcome speech and learning disorders. Her many honors include being named Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience and the University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. She was co-director of Rutgers-Newark's Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.

In fall 2012 Tallal was named an Inventor of the Year by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.

Tallal received her bachelor's degree from New York University and her doctoral degree from Cambridge University and conducted additional reseach training at Johns Hopkins University.

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