Thalia Wheatley

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

603-646-0769
HB 6207
Department(s): 
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Education: 
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].