Franziska Hartung, PhD

I am a cognitive neuroscientist and experimental psychologist interested in narrative, communication, (neuro-)aesthetics, person perception, and cognitive strategies affecting cognition and communication. You can find out more about individual projects here.

I am currently co-editing Special Issue for the Journal for Comparative Literature and Aesthetics with Buddhika Bellana on how behavioral and neuroscience research advancements in the study of literature and arts affect our current understanding of literature and aesthetics, challenges, and future directions. The Special Issue is called Advances in neuroaesthetics: Narratives and art as windows into the mind and brain and you can find more information here

Since 2021, I am a lecturer for Cognitive Science at Newcastle University. Before coming to the UK, I completed my PhD at the Max-Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in the Netherlands and did my postdoctoral training at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. ptfbty

Keywords: narrative, fMRI, connectivity, (neuro-)aesthetics, theory of mind, social cognition, social perception, stigmatization, verbal communication, persuasion

Here is my CV and Google Scholar Profile. 

If you are interested in my research, 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 collaboration, email me.