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.

Areas of Interest

  • Evolution of Language
  • Neurobiology of Pattern Processing


  • 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.
Adam Fishbein
4123 Biology-Psychology
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
afishbei [at] umd.edu