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Friedemann Bernd Pulvermüller

Friedemann Bernd Pulvermüller, German linguist, neuroscientist, psychologist. Recipient Attempto award for Neurobiol. Research, 1994; grantee Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1991-1995, Stiftung zur Föderung der Philosophie, 1988-1990; fellow State of Baden-Württemberg, 1986-1988.


  • Pulvermüller, Friedemann Bernd was born on April 18, 1960 in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Son of Egon L. and Ingeborg M. (Messmer) Pulvermüller.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts in Biology, University Tübingen, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University Tübingen, 1989. Habilitation in Behavioral Neurosci., University Tübingen, 1995.

      Habilitation in Psychology, University Tübingen, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University Tübingen, 1999.


    • Assistant professor linguistics University Tübingen, 1986, assistant professor psychology, 1993—1998, assistant professor medicine, 1994—1998, Helmholtz fellow, 1993—1995, Heisenberg fellow, 1996—2000. Private dozent of psychology University Konstanz, Germany, 1998-2000. Fellow Wolfson College, Cambridge, since 2003.

      Senior science program leader in cognitive neuroscience of language Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, since 2000. Assistant research Max-Planck-Institute für Biologische Kybernetik, 1990-1991. Visiting scholar in linguistics University of California at Los Angeles, 1991-1992, visiting professor linguistics, 1992-1993.

      Honorary professor University Wales, since 2003.


    • Author: Aphasische Kommunikation, 1990, The Neuroscience of Language, 2003. Contributor chapters to books and articles to professional journals including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Progress in Neurobiology, Trends Cognit Sci.


    Member of Rodin Academy, Cognitive Neurosci. Society, Society for Psychophysiol. Research (Distinguished Science award for Early Career Contribution to Psychophysiology 1995).



    Jazz music, drums.


    • Married Bettina R. Mohr. Children Johannes David.
    • father: Egon L. Pulvermüller
    • mother: Ingeborg M. (Messmer) Pulvermüller
    • spouse: Bettina R. Mohr
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    Born April 18, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1985
      University Tübingen
    • 1989
      University Tübingen
    • 1995
      University Tübingen
    • 1998
      University Tübingen
    • 1999
      University Tübingen
    • 1998
      private dozent of psychology University Konstanz
    • 2003
      fellow, Wolfson College
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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