Carnegie Mellon University

Marlene Behrmann

Marlene Behrmann

Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computational, Developmental, Perception


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 is widely considered to be a trailblazer and a worldwide leader in the field of visual cognition.