Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2001
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My research investigates how people understand and react to other human beings and how the brain evolved to handle the computations underlying this social intelligence. This includes how we recognize other humans from their form and motion and how accepting we are of approximation and distortion. I also investigate how human form and motion convey information beyond animacy (e.g., intentions, emotions) and the neural substrates that subserve these inferences.
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Wheatley, T., Milleville, S. C., & Martin, A. (2007). Understanding animate agents: Distinct roles for the social network and mirror system. Psychological Science, 18, 469-474. Discussed by G. Chin,"Editor's Choice", Science, 316, 1255, 2007].
Wheatley, T. & Haidt, J. (2005). Hypnotic disgust makes moral judgments more severe. Psychological Science, 16, 780-784.
Wheatley, T., Weisberg, J., Beauchamp, M. S. & Martin, A. (2005) Automatic priming of semantically related words reduces activity in the fusiform gyrus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 1871-1885.
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