Scientific Advisory Board

Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D.Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D., is the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Early Childhood Learning, Co-Director of the University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, Director of the University of Washington's NSF Science of Learning Center, and Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn. Dr. Kuhl's work has played a major role in demonstrating how early exposure to language alters the brain.  In 1999, she co-authored The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn.