Anjan Chatterjee is a professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine at the University o of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. His research focuses on spatial cognition and its relationship to language. He also conducts neuroaesthetics research and writes about the ethical use of neuroscience findings in society.
He is the president of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics and the Chair of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology.
Chatterjee obtained his BA in philosophy from Haverford College in 1980, and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. After his internship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he trained in Neurology at The University of Chicago. He then completed two research fellowships, one at Case Western Reserve University with Peter Whitehouse and a second at The University of Florida with Kenneth Heilman.
He was a member of the neurology faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before returning to the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a founding board member of the International Neuroethics Society. He is also a board member for Haverford College, The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Universal Promise (a non-profit educational organization). Editorial Activities: He is on the editorial boards of: The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Behavioural Neurology, European Neurology, Neuropsychology, Empirical Studies of the Arts, and American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience