Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences
Martha Farah, of the Department of Psychology, is a widely recognized expert in the fields of psychology and neuroscience and serves as Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She is the author of several books, including The Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision, and has published more then 100 articles on the topics of neural development, prefrontal function and decision-making, vision, and ethical issues in neuroscience (“neuroethics”). Farah has been recognized with many honors including fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Cognitive Science Society, and awards from the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Harvard University.