the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon and co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Marlene Behrmann, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and director of the university’s Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, specializes in the cognitive neuroscience of the visual perception system, with a focus on object recognition. Behrmann also has been one of the pioneers in the use of brain imaging to investigate the neural mechanisms of developmental disorders, such as autism. She is known for combining behavioral investigations and brain imaging techniques to understand what is really going on inside the brain. Behrmann’s research has been published in the world’s top science journals, including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) and the Journal of Neuroscience, and is routinely covered in media outlets such as the New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.