Martha Farah

Dr. Farah is cognitive neuroscientist who works on problems at the interface of neuroscience and society.  These include the effects of childhood poverty on brain development, the expanding use of neuropsychiatric medications by healthy people for brain enhancement, novel uses of brain imaging in legal, diagnostic and educational contexts and the many ways in which neuroscience changes the way we think of ourselves as physical, mental, moral and spiritual beings. She is a faculty member in the department of Psychology and is the Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society. She teaches BBB247 (Neuroscience and Society).