Franziska Hartung, PhD

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center of Cognitive Neuroscience. Before I came to Philadelphia, I did my PhD at the Max-Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.


My research takes a broad perspective on the question how context shapes meaning and cognition. I work with person perception and narratives to explore the dynamics of the semantic system in the brain in situated settings. You can find out more about individual projects here.

My PhD thesis has been published as a book, you can download here for free. Here is my CV and Google Scholar Profile.

If you are interested in my research, activities, and/or opinions, have a look at my Open Science profile or follow me on Twitter. If you want to know more about ongoing projects or are interested in a potential collaboration, email me.