Martha Farah, PhD

  • Editor
  • University of Pennsylvania

Martha Farah is the Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences and the director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in issues at the interface of neuroscience and society, including the effects of socioeconomic status on brain development and neuroethics. She is a leader in neuroscience education and her studies on the topics of mental imagery, face recognition, reading, and attention have become classics in the field. 

Martha is the author and editor of many books about neuroscience. She was awarded the Association for Psychological Science’s William James Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award in 2013. She was elected a 2010 Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

In her free time, Martha enjoys yoga and improv comedy.

Articles by Martha Farah, PhD

Nootropics include a large host of substances that affect and enhance the way the brain works.
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