Erin Hecht, Ph.D.

Research Interests

I am a comparative neuroscientist studying relationship between brain structure and function, particularly in the evolution of neural adaptations to support complex cognitive, behavioral, and affective functions like social learning, tool use, and communication.  My work uses a variety of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques including DTI, MRI, and PET, as well as behavioral measures, in clinical and non-clinical human subjects, nonhuman primates, and canids.

My lab is located in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.  You can visit my lab website here.