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Arturo Hernandez, Ph.D.


Arturo E. Hernandez, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Houston specializing in the brain bases of bilingualism. He is the winner of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany and a Fulbright Global Scholar award, among other awards. He is the author of The Bilingual Brain (Oxford University Press), Mastery: How Learning Transforms Our Brains, Minds and Bodies (Prometheus) and has written more than 80 journal articles. As a child, Hernandez was exposed to four languages and became proficient in two of them, English and Spanish. He learned Portuguese as a third language in early adulthood and German in his thirties. He is also an avid tennis player, having competed in tournaments and spent time coaching his children.

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