Alfonso Caramazza is the David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College. He received the B.A. degree in psychology from McGill University in 1970 and the Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He joined the Hopkins faculty in 1974 and taught there first in the Psychology Department and then in the Cognitive Science Department, which he helped create. In 1993 he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College. Although his research has focused primarily on the neuropsychology of language processes, he has also made contributions in the areas of normal psycholinguistics, naive physics, and, more recently, perception and attention. Caramazza has been the recipient of a Javits Neuroscience Award and an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of buvain.