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Adolfo García, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience (Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience); Argentine Scientific and Technical Research Council; Faculty of Education (National University of Cuyo)
Areas of Interest:
cognitive neuroscience, language, communication, preclinical detection, biomarkers
Biography & Research:
Dr. Adolfo M. García specializes in the neuroscience of language. He is the Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, at the Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (Argentina). He is also Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Argentina); Adjunct Professor of Neurolinguistics at the Faculty of Elementary and Special Education (National University of Cuyo, Argentina); member of the TREC (Translation, Research, Empiricism, Cognition) Network, based on the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain); and external collaborator for the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience at La Laguna University (Spain). He is also associate editor for the Journal of World Languages and the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and a reviewer for dozens of leading journals in neuroscience, neurolinguistics, and linguistics. Dr. García has received training in neurolinguistics at New York University and Rice University (USA), and he has disseminated his work in multiple scientific and academic events worldwide. As a professor, he has taught undergraduate, graduate, and professional development courses in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, USA, Germany, and China. From 2011 through 2014 he served as Adjunct Professor of Translation Studies at the National University of Córdoba (Argentina). He has also been a Visiting Professor at Macquarie University (Australia), Universidad del Valle (Colombia), Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile), and Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany). He has acted a thesis advisor to undergraduate and graduate students in Argentina and Europe. He also serves as researcher in international projects hosted by Latin American and European institutions. He has more than 90 publications, including books, chapters and articles in leading journals, such as Cortex, Cognition, Brain and Language, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Journal of the International Neurospychological Society, Target, Meta, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Brain, and Scientific Reports. His books include Traductología y neurocognición (National University of Córdoba, 2012); Lenguaje, cognición y cerebro (Argentine Linguistics Society, 2012); Qué son las neurociencias, co-authored by Agustín Ibáñez (Paidós, 2015); and Mente bilingüe (Comunicarte, 2016). In 2013 he received the Most Outstanding Paper Award from the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States. That same year he was distinguished by the Ibero-American Neuroeducation Society. In 2015, he was awarded the Young Investigator Prize, granted by the Argentine Association of Behavioral Science.