David Poeppel, Ph.D.
David Poeppel, born in 1964 at Freiburg, Germany, completed his undergraduate and graduate training (Ph.D. 1995) at MIT in cognitive science, linguistics, and neuroscience. Poeppel did his post-doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco, where he focused on functional brain imaging. From 1998 to 2008, he was a professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland College Park, where he ran the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language laboratory. Since 2009 he has been a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, where he has supervised research on language, speech, and hearing. Since June 2014 he has joined the Max Planck Society as Scientific Member and Director of the Neuroscience Department of the Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt Main, Germany, so far on a part-time basis. He was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin (Institute for Advanced Studies), the American Academy Berlin, and a guest professor at many institutions. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science