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Dr. Marlene Behrmann

is a Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, whose research specializes in the cognitive basis of visual perception, with a specific focus on object recognition. Dr. Behrmann received her B.A. in speech and hearing therapy in 1981, followed by her M.A. in speech pathology in 1984, both from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She then received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1991.

Dr Behrmann was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in 2015 and into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. She is widely considered to be a trailblazer and a worldwide leader in the field of visual cognition. Below is an example of recently published work from the lab:

Maallo, A. M. S., Freud, E., Liu, T. T., Patterson, C. and Behrmann, M. (2020). Effects of unilateral cortical resection of the visual cortex on bilateral human white matter. NeuroImage. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116345

Behrmann, M., & Plaut, D. C. (2020). Hemispheric Organization for Visual Object Recognition: A Theoretical Account and Empirical Evidence.