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Arturo E. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Arturo Hernandez

Director of Laboratory for the Neural Bases of Bilingualism
Department of Psychology
Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Neuroscience
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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Biographical Summary

Joined University of Houston faculty in 2003. During the past twenty years, he has been investigating the nature of language processing using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods to inform his work. His view is very much in line with the current emergentist view of language in which language development, processing and its neural bases are a reflection of multiple processes interacting at multiple levels. Although his work has focused on lexical level processing with bilingual speakers, he uses this focus as a manner to investigate questions of interest to cognitive and developmental psychologists. This is reflected in theoretical work in which he makes a link between learning in non-linguistic, monolingual and bilingual domains. 

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Bilingual Language Processing
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Laboratory for the Neural Bases of Bilingualism


  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • The Bilingual Brain

Selected Publications


Complete List of Published Work on Dr. Hernandez’s Google Scholar Page