Adam Anderson, Ph.D

Associate Professor


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I received my B.A. in cognitive science at Vassar College, doctoral training in cognitive psychology at Yale University, and post-doctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at Stanford University. I most recently worked at the University of Toronto for 10 years before moving to the Department of Human Development at Cornell. Born and raised in Staten Island, I am happy to be back in my home state of NY and hope to live up to Cornell's land grant mission!

I have served on the editorial boards of Psychological Science, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Emotion, Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, and am on the founding editorial board of SCAN, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, a journal dedicated to the new, rapidly growing field of social cognitive neuroscience. I presently serve as Associate editor for the journal Emotion.

In 2009, I was awarded with the APA Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. Click here to read my award biography. In 2010, I received the Young Investigator Award by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

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Affective Neuroscience

Research Description

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Our research explores the psychological and neural underpinnings of the emotions, from their facial and physiological expression to their interactions with cognitive processes such as attention and memory.

    Selected Publications

    Chikazoe, J., Lee D.H., Kriegeskorte N. & Anderson A.K. (2014). Population coding of affect across stimuli, modalities, and individuals. Nature Neuroscience, 17:1114-22. [view pdf]

    Chapman, H.A. & Anderson, A.K. (2014). Trait physical disgust is related to moral judgments outside of the purity domain. Emotion, 14(2):341-348. [view pdf]

    Lee, D.H., Mirza, R., Flanagan, J.G. & Anderson, A.K. (2014). Optical origins of opposing facial expression actions. Psychological Science, 25(3):745-52. [view pdf]

    Farb, N.A., Chapman, H.A. & Anderson, A.K. (2013). Emotions: Form follows function. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 23(3):393-398. [view pdf]

    Lee, D.H., Susskind, J. & Anderson, A.K. (2013). Social transmission of the sensory benefits of eye widening in fear expression. Psychological Science, 24(6): 957-65. [view pdf]

    Todd, R.M., Schmitz, T.W., Susskind, J. & Anderson, A.K. (2013). Shared neural substrates of emotionally enhanced perceptual and mnemonic vividness. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(40):1-7. [view pdf]