Chantel Prat, Ph.D.


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Dr. Prat is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UW. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis, working with Debra Long on investigations of individual differences in representation of discourse in the two hemispheres, and trained subsequently at the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging with Marcel Just, conducting investigations of network-level characterizations of cognitive capacity. Dr. Prat’s research investigates the nature of biological constraints on information processing, with an emphasis on the neural correlates of individual differences in language comprehension abilities. Her current research at the Cognition and Cortical Dynamics Laboratory employs the combination of fMRI, TMS, DTI, and behavioral paradigms to investigate the neural basis of individual differences in language and cognition.

Dr. Prat was was recognized as the Young Investigator for 2011 by the Society for Text and Discourse. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding early career contributions to text and discourse research. Recipients have demonstrated exceptional and innovative contributions to discourse research and show superior promise as leaders in the field.