Frederick R Adams

Linguistics & Cognitive Science

Phone: (302) 831-6706


Office: 204 125 E. Main Street

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  • Focuses on learning and memory research.
  • Adams' research interests include knowledge and how it is acquired, language and how words acquire meaning and reference, intentional action and its explanation.
  • Authored the book, "The Bounds of Cognition." Adams' research explores the nature of cognition as it is studied in the cognitive sciences, including embodied cognition (intentional action) and its explanation.
  • Has vast body of work in ethics. His recent scholarly work has focused on neuroethics and the ethical issues surrounding deep brain stimulation.

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Professor, Linguistics and Cognitive Science

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philosophy, memory, learning, word meaning, cognition, ethics