Adam Fishbein

Graduate Student

I have Bachelor's degrees from UMD in Philosophy and Linguistics. I also have a Master's in Professional Writing from USC. I'm interested in the evolution of language and cognition, and I primarily use birds as animal models to study comparative pattern processing abilities.

Research Interests:
  • Evolution of Language
  • Neurobiology of Pattern Processing
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I use psychoacoustic methods to assess the auditory pattern processing abilities of birds. I hope to understand the neurobiological mechanisms explaining species differences in these abilities which may help us understand the evolution of human language.

4123 Biology-Psychology
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Email: afishbei@umd.edu