Al Kim
Associate Professor • Cognitive
Psychology and Neuroscience • Center for Neuroscience • Institute of Cognitive Science

Office: Muenzinger D356B

Education: PhD, The University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Research Interests: My research investigates how people understand language. Most of my work uses neuroimaging and behavioral techniques, especially scalp-recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language processing.  These studies focus on the earliest stages of visual word recognition (within the initial 200 ms of encountering a word ) and on the processes that allow words to be combined into larger representations, such as sentences.   

FOR PROSPECTIVE GRAD STUDENTS:   I supervise PhD students in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at CU Boulder.  Application information can be found at the department's Cognitive Graduate Program Page.  I have also worked closely with graduate students in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences.  If you would like to work with me as a student in one of those departments, you can contact me directly but also should communicate with a faculty supervisor in your home department.