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Michael C. Frank

David and Lucile Packard Professor of Human Biology, Stanford University

Michael-Frank-metascience2019Michael C. Frank is 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. His work uses Bayesian models to describe adults’ and children’s language learning, and his lab develops novel measurement methods to better characterize children’s behavior. 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.