Martha Farah

Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences
Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences
SB, Philosophy, MIT;
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Harvard University
Office Location: 
Center for Neuroscience & Society, 3710 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6241
Research Interests: 
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Developmental Psychology
Specific Research Areas: 

Cognitive, social and developmental neuroscience, especially the effects of socioeconomic status on brain development, and neuroethics

Selected Publications: 

Farah, M.J., Editor (2010).  Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings.  Cambridge: MIT Press.

Hackman, D.A., Farah, M.J. & Meaney, M.J.  (2010).  Socioeconomic status and the brain: Mechanistic insights from human and animal research.  Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 11, 651-659.

Ilieva, I., Boland, J. & Farah, M.J.  (2013). Objective and subjective cognitive enhancing effects of mixed amphetamine salts in healthy people.  Neuropharmacology. 64, 496-505.

Farah, M.J. & Hook, C.J. (2013).  The seductive allure of “seductive allure.”  Perspectives in Psychological Science, 8, 88-90.

Lawson, G.M., Duda, J.T., Avants, B.B.. Wu, J. & Farah, M.J. (in press).  Associations between socioeconomic status and cortical thickness in prefrontal cortical subregions.  Developmental Science,

Courses Taught: 

PSYC 547 Foundations of Soc Cog Neuroscience
PSYC 747 Special Topics of Soc Cog Neuroscience


Gwen Lawson [Psychology Graduate Student]