Elizabeth M. Brannon
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Natural Sciences
Elizabeth M. Brannon graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her B.A. in physical anthropology in 1992. She received a Masters degree in anthropology and a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. At Duke, Brannon was a full professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program and the head of the developmental area within P&N. She held a secondary appointment in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology.
Brannon has received numerous academic awards and honors including the Young Investigator Award from The Society for Experimental Psychology, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, a Merck Scholar Award, and a James McDonnell Scholar Award. She is on the editorial board of Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, Psychological Science, and Infancy. Brannon’s research is funded by The National Institutes of Health and The National Science Foundation. She teaches courses on cognitive development and comparative psychology and maintains two laboratories focused on quantitative cognition in nonhuman primates and human infants.