UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Start Year: 2020
Office: 171 Centennial Science Hall
University of Minnesota, PhD (2018)
University of St. Thomas, BA (2011)
Katie is a cognitive neuroscientist who specializes in social affective neuroscience. She teaches a variety of courses, including Physiological Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, and a special topics course on social cognitive neuroscience. Katie is especially interested in research that intersects different subfields in neuroscience and psychology. She is currently exploring relationships between cerebral hemispheric asymmetries in motivation, handedness, political ideology, and personality. She has also conducted experiments on auditory antipriming and fMRI research on the amygdala’s role in the emotional processing of political messages. Katie’s research program consists of both in-person and online studies, and she is developing an EEG laboratory to extend her work on hemispheric asymmetries and related variables.