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Jon Freeman

Jonathan B. Freeman
Dartmouth College
PBS Department
6207 Moore Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

Jon Freeman is Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College and director of the Social Cognitive & Neural Sciences Lab. Before coming to Dartmouth, he received his Ph.D. from Tufts University and B.A. from New York University.

Broadly, his research focuses on the cognitive and neural basis of person perception. He studies the mechanisms underlying basic ways we see and understand other people, including social categories and group membership (e.g., gender, race), personality traits, and emotion. Specifically, his work examines how social dimensions are perceived via multiple facial, vocal, bodily, and contextual cues; and how such lower-level perceptual processes interact with higher-order social cognition and prior social and cultural knowledge to shape construals. He is additionally interested in how cognitive and neural dynamics during the person perception process predict downstream social behavior. He takes an integrative and multi-level approach in examining these phenomena, incorporating insights across social psychology and the cognitive, vision, and neural sciences. His studies use a wide range of methodologies, including functional neuroimaging, electrophysiology, real-time behavioral techniques (e.g., computer mouse-tracking), and computational modeling. He is also the developer of the data collection and analysis software, MouseTracker, and has been the recipient of several awards, including the APA Early Researcher Award (2009) and an NIH National Research Service Award.

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