Kevin Pelphrey PhD

Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology; Director of the Child Neuroscience Laboratory

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): NeuroscienceInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramChild Study Center: Yale Autism Program; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program; Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience (CTDN)

Research Interests

Brain mechanisms; Child development; Neurodevelopmental disorders more...


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Saxe, R., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Scholz, J., Pelphrey, K. A. (2009). Brain Regions for Perceiving and Reasoning About Other People in School-Aged Children, Child Development, 80, 1197-1209.
  • Vander Wyk, B. C., Hudac, C. M., Carter, E. J., Sobel, D. M., Pelphrey, K. A. (2009). Action understanding in the superior temporal sulcus region. Psychological Science, 20, 771-777.
  • Cantlon, J. F., Libertus, M. E., Pinel, P., Dehaene, S., Brannon, E. M., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2008). The neural development of an abstract concept of number. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Electronic publication ahead of print on November 18th, 2008.



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