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Elizabeth M. Brannon, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Member of Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Affiliate of the Center for Brain Imaging and Analysis

Elizabeth M. Brannon

Research Summary:
Dr. Brannon's research program examines the evolution and development of quantitative cognition. She studies how number, time, and spatial extent are represented by adult humans, infants, young children and nonhuman animals without language. With her many collaborators at Duke she applies behavioral techniques, event-related potentials, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and single-unit physiology to explore the cognitive and neural underpinnings of numerical cognition in nonhuman primates and throughout the human lifespan.


Developmental Psychology
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

Representative Publications:   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. NK DeWind, GK Adams, ML Platt and EM Brannon (2015). Modeling the approximate number system to quantify the contribution of visual stimulus features.. Cognition, 142, 247-265. [doi]  [abs]
  2. J Holmes, S Butterfield, F Cormack, AV Loenhoud, L Ruggero, L Kashikar and S Gathercole (2015). Improving working memory in children with low language abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. [doi]
  3. J Park and EM Brannon (2014). Improving arithmetic performance with number sense training: an investigation of underlying mechanism.. Cognition, 133(1), 188-200. [doi]  [abs]
  4. M Pinhas, SE Donohue, MG Woldorff and EM Brannon (2014). Electrophysiological evidence for the involvement of the approximate number system in preschoolers' processing of spoken number words.. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 26(9), 1891-1904. [doi]  [abs]
  5. CB Drucker and EM Brannon (2014). Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) map number onto space.. Cognition, 132(1), 57-67. [doi]  [abs]

Lab Personnel: 

Rosa Li
Caroline Drucker
Ariel Starr
Nick DeWind
Joonkoo Park (post-doc)
Michal Pinhas (post-doc)
Monica Carlson (monkey lab manager)
Celia Litovsky (developmental lab manager)

Postdocs Mentored

  • JoonKoo Park (2011/12-present)  
  • Michal Pinhas (2011 - 2013)  
  • Dustin Merritt (October 1, 2006 - 2012)  
  • Sara Cordes (October 1, 2005 - 2009)  
  • Jamie Roitman (August 1, 2005 - June 1, 2006)  
  • Donna Lutz (July 15, 2003 - 2005)  
  • Kerrie Lewis (January 15, 2003 - 2004)  
  • Tatiana Gautier (2002/08-2003/08)  

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