Martha J. Farah, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Martha J. Farah, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. Her current interests center around the effects of childhood poverty on neurocognitive development and “neuroethics” — ethical issues emerging from advances in the neurosciences. She graduated from college at MIT and obtained her doctorate at Harvard University. Dr. Farah is the author of over 100 articles and two books, and has conducted research on a variety of topics in cognitive neuroscience.