Thalia Wheatley

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Director of Graduate Studies
Dartmouth Social Systems Laboratory

HB 6207
Center for Social Brain Sciences
Cognitive Science
Psychological and Brain Sciences
B.A. University of Texas at Austin
M.A. University of Virginia
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health

Selected Publications

Parkinson, C., Kleinbaum, A., & Wheatley, T. (2018). Similar neural responses predict friendship. Nature Communications, 9:332.

Parkinson, C., Kleinbaum, A., & Wheatley, T. (2017). Spontaneous neural encoding of social network position. Nature Human Behavior, 1, 1-7

Kang, O.E. & Wheatley, T. (2017). Pupil dilation patterns spontaneously synchronize across individuals during shared attention. JEP: General, 146, 569-576

Parkinson, C., & Wheatley, T. (2015).  The repurposed social brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 133-141

Parkinson, C., Liu, S., & Wheatley, T.  (2014). A common cortical metric for spatial, temporal and social distance.  Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 1979-1987

Sievers, B., Polansky, L., Casey, M., & Wheatley, T. (2013). Music and movement share a dynamic structure that supports universal expressions of emotion.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (direct submission)11070-75

Parkinson, C. & Wheatley, T. (2012). Relating anatomical and social connectivity: White matter microstructure predicts emotional empathy. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 614–625.

Wheatley, T., Kang, O., Parkinson, C.M., & Looser, C.E. (2012). From mind perception to mental connection: Synchrony as a mechanism for social understanding. Social Psychology and Personality Compass, 6, 589-606

Parkinson, C., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Koralus, P., Mendelovici, A., McGeer, V., and Wheatley, T. (2011). Is morality unified? Evidence that distinct neural systems underlie judgments of harm, dishonesty, and disgust. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3162-3180.

Looser, C.E., and Wheatley, T. (2010). The tipping point of animacy: How, when, and where we perceive life in a face. Psychological Science, 24, 1854-1862. [“News of the Week”, Science, 331,19].

Wheatley, T., Milleville, S., & Martin, A. (2007). Understanding animate agents: Distinct roles for the ‘social network’ and ‘mirror system’. Psychological Science, 18, 469-474

Wheatley, T., & Haidt, J. D. (2005). Hypnotic disgust makes moral judgments more severe. Psychological Science16, 780-784

Wegner, D. M., & Wheatley, T. (1999). Apparent mental causation: Sources of the experience of will. American Psychologist54, 480-492

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