Franziska Hartung, PhD

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

I am currently on the job market looking for a cognitive or social neuroscience position. 

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

My research interest all break down to the question how context shapes meaning and cognition. I currently 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.

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

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.