Li-Hai Tan, Ph.D.
Director, State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University
B.Ed. - Shandong Teachers' University, 1984, Education
M.Ed. - Beijing Normal University, 1988, Psycholinguistics (Cognitive)
Ph.D. - University of Hong Kong, 1995, Psycholinguistics (Cognitive)
Dr. Tan has a background in cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistics. He has performed research in the field of
reading and reading disorders, particularly in the Chinese language. University of Hong Kong,
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University
of Pittsburgh, Dr.Tan has studied behavioral processes associated with Chinese reading.Dr. Tanís current research utilizes
functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral approaches to
investigate the neurophysiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying language
processing, language learning, attention and memory.Comparisons of the Chinese and English languages
are at the heart of his research.