The Center For Cognitive Science Cognitive Science Colloquium Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 2:00 P.M. 280 Park Hall Zenzi M. Griffin Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin Retrieving Personal Names Personal names differ from object names in being more prone to tip-of-the-tongue states, harder to learn, and particularly vulnerable to deficits with brain damage (for review, see Valentine, Brennen, & Brédart 1996). I will discuss results of a study examining the types of substitution errors parents make in addressing their children, which has been the impetus for further research on the use and processing of personal names. RECOMMENDED READING: Griffin, Zenzi M. (2010), "Retrieving Personal Names, Referring Expressions, and Terms of Address", in B. Ross (ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation (San Diego, CA: Elsevier), Vol. 53, pp. 345–387.