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Almor, Amit

Associate Professor

Professor Almor's main research areas are psycholinguistics, neuroimaging of language and language impairments. Some specific areas in which he has conducted research are the processing of anaphoric expressions in discourse, sentence production and comprehension, lexical representations and processing, and the connection between language and memory performance in aging and in patients with Alzheimer's Disease.

Biographical Profile

College Arts and Sciences, College of
Department Psychology
Phone (803)777-4302
Tenure Status Tenured

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Undergraduates and Graduates
Interest Keywords
Language, memory, attention, neuroscience, cognition
Institutional Focus Areas
Biomedical Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences
Personal Focus Areas
Psychology of language, language memory and attention, neuroscience of language and memory

International Activity

International Activities
Yes
Type of Activity
Research
Countries
Israel, Brazil
Extended Residence in Foreign Country
Yes (Israel)
Speaks Non-English Language
Yes (Hebrew)

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1990 - 1995 Brown University Providence, Rhode Island PhD Cognitive Science
1993 Connectionist Models Summer School
1982 - 1987 Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv, Israel B.Sc (magna cum laude) Mathematics and Computer Science
1980 - 1982 Israeli Defense Forces Computer College Practical Engineer

Memberships & Professional Activities

Dates Type Description Institution/Entity
Membership Psychonomic Society
Membership Academy of Aphasia

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1980 - 1989 Computer Consultant and Systems Analyst, Israeli Navy, IBM Israel, and several other companies
1990 - 1995 Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Department, Brown University
1995 - 1996 Research Associate, Program in Neural, Informational, and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California
1996 - 2002 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and the Program in Neural, Informational, and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California
2002 - 2003 Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and the Program in Neural, Informational, and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California
2003 Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of South Carolina

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
Award Nominated for university of South Carolina Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Award Nominated for Golden Key Faculty Award for the Integration of Teaching and Research
Award Nominated for university of South Carolina Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Award Nominated for Golden Key Faculty Award for the Integration of Teaching and Research

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding(Past Seven Years)

Processing Discourse Reference in Mind and Brain (13580-FA62)
Sponsor:  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Total Requested:  $345,413
Grant # 1R21AG030445-01A1,05/01/2008 - 04/30/2011
The Neural Basis of Processing Discourse Reference (13580-FA71)
Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)
Total Requested:  $595,532
Grant # BCS-0822617,09/01/2009 - 02/28/2014
REU: The Neural Basis of Processing Discourse Reference (13580-FA75)
Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)
Total Requested:  $595,532
Grant # BSC-0822617,09/01/2009 - 02/28/2013
CV last updated 11/09/2011 16:22 EST
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