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Michael T. Turvey
Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
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Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT

Turvey received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1967. He joined the University of Connecticut in 1967 and the Haskins Laboratories in 1970. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellow, the American Psychological Association (APA) Early Career Award, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Cattell Fellow, Honorary Doctorate Free University of Amsterdam, APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor (University of Connecticut), Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, American Psychological Foundation F. J. McGuigan Lecturer, Fellow Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Ohio State University Distinguished Alumnus, and President of the International Society of Motor Control.

He has published over 340 scientific articles, produced more than 40 PhDs, and taught more than 27, 000 undergraduates. His research on perception and action and their inter-relation follows James Gibson and Nicolai Bernstein in emphasizing the search for general laws and principles. His research on visual word recognition pursues the key role of phonology in reading identified by Alvin and Isabelle Liberman.

      
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