I am a lecturer in Cognitive Science at Newcastle University. I completed my PhD at the Max-Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. I did my postdoctoral training at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics at the University of Pennsylvania.
I am interested in how context shapes meaning and cognition. I investigate semantic and aesthetic processing in the brain in naturalistic settings and explore how the appearance of a person we are talking to or about affects what information we pay attention to and what we ignore. You can find out more about individual projects here.
Keywords: narrative, fMRI, connectivity, (neuro-)aesthetics, theory of mind, social cognition, social perception, stigmatization, verbal communication, persuasion
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.