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Michael Frank

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Michael C. Frank is the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University. He received his PhD from MIT in brain and cognitive sciences in 2010. He studies language use and language learning and how these interact with social cognition, focusing especially on early childhood. He is the organizer of the ManyBabies Consortium, a collaborative replication network for infancy research, and has led open-data projects including Wordbank and MetaLab. He has been recognized as a "rising star" by the Association for Psychological Science. His dissertation received the Glushko Prize from the Cognitive Science Society, and he is recipient of the FABBS Early Career Impact award and a Jacobs Advanced Research Fellowship. He has served as associate editor for the journal Cognition, member and chair of the governing board of the Cognitive Science Society, and was a founding executive committee member of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science.