Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Tarr

Michael J Tarr

Kavčić-Moura Professor of Cognitive and Brain Science, Department of Psychology, Professor of Psychology and the Neuroscience Institute, Professor of Machine Learning (Courtesy)

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computational, Perception


My research focuses on the how the primate brain turns 2D retinal images into the perception of objects and scenes. I am interested in:

  • Face, Object, and Scene Perception
  • Perceptual Expertise and Learning
  • Visual Categorization and Semantics
  • Computational and Artificial Vision Systems
  • Novel Imaging Methods, Including Real-time, Adaptive fMRI


B.S. in Psychology, Cornell University

Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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