Thalia Wheatley

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

HB 6207
Psychological and Brain Sciences
B.A. University of Texas at Austin
M.A. University of Virginia
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Selected Publications

Parkinson, C. & Wheatley, T. (2013).  Old cortex, new contexts: Re-purposing spatial perception for social cognition.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7,  doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00645

Sievers, B., Polansky, L., Casey, M., & Wheatley, T.  (2013). Music and movement share a dynamic structure that supports universal expressions of emotion.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 70-75.

Schlegel, A., Alexander, P., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Roskies, A., Tse, P.U., & Wheatley, T. (2013). Barking up the wrong free: Readiness potentials reflect processes independent of conscious will. Experimental Brain Research.

Parkinson, C. & Wheatley, T. (2012). Relating anatomical and social connectivity: White matter microstructure predicts emotional empathy. Cerebral Cortex. Epub ahead of print, November 16, 2012.  DOI:10.1093/cercor/bhs347

Wheatley, T., Kang, O., Parkinson, C., & Looser, C.E. (2012). From mind perception to mental connection: Synchrony as a mechanism for social understanding.  Social Psychology and Personality Compass, 6, 589-606.

Parkinson, C., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Koralus, P., Mendelovici, A., McGeer, V., and Wheatley, T. (2011). Is morality unified? Evidence that distinct neural systems underlie judgments of harm, dishonesty, and disgust. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3162-3180.

Looser, C.E., and Wheatley, T. (2010). The tipping point of animacy: How, when, and where we perceive life in a face. Psychological Science, 24, 1854-1862. [Featured in“News of the Week”, Science, 331,19].