Adam Anderson, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Psychology
I received my B.A. in cognitive science at Vassar College, doctoral training in cognitive psychology at Yale University, and post-doctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at Stanford University. I joined the Cognition, Perception and Cognitive Neuroscience area of the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto in 2003 where I hold the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
I have served on the editorial boards of Psychological Science, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Emotion, Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, and am on the founding editorial board of (SCAN, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience) a journal dedicated to the new rapidly growing field of social cognitive neuroscience. I presently serve as Associate editor for the journal Emotion.
In 2009, I was awarded with the APA Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. Click here to read my award biography. In 2010, I received the Young Investigator Award by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
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Our research explores the psychological and neural underpinnings of the emotions, from their facial and physiological expression to their interactions with cognitive processes such as attention and memory.
- *Schmitz TW, De Rosa E, Anderson AK, (2009) Opposing influences of affective state valence on visual cortical encoding. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(22):7199-7207. [view pdf]
- *Chapman, H.A., Kim, D.A., *Susskind, J.M. & Anderson, A.K. (2009). In Bad Taste: Evidence for the Oral Origins for Moral Disgust. Science, 323, 1222-1226. [view pdf]
- *Susskind, J. *Lee, D., *Cusi, A., *Feinman, R. & Grabski, W. Anderson, A.K. (2008). Expressing fear enhances sensory acquisition. Nature Neuroscience, 11(7):843-50 [view pdf]
- Aviezer, H., Ran, H., Ryan, J., Grady, C., *Susskind, J.M., Anderson, A., Moscovitch, M. Schlomo, B. (2008). Angry, Disgusted or Afraid? Studies on the Malleability of Facial Expression Perception.Â Psychological Science, 19(7):724-732. [view pdf]
- *Rowe G, *Hirsh JB, Anderson AK. (2007). Positive affect increases the breadth of attentional selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(1):383-8. [view pdf]
- Anderson, A.K., *Wais, P.E., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2006). Emotion enhances remembrance of neutral events past. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(5): 1599-1604. [view pdf]
- Anderson, A.K. (2005). Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 134 (2), 258-281 [view pdf]
- Anderson, A.K., Christoff, K., Panitz, D.A., & De Rosa, E., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2003). Neural correlates of the automatic processing of threat facial signals. Journal of Neuroscience, 2; 23(13):5627-33. [view pdf]
- Anderson A.K., Christoff K., Stappen I., Panitz D., Ghahremani D.G., Glover G., Gabrieli J.D., Sobel N. (2003). Dissociated neural representations of intensity and valence in human olfaction. Nature Neuroscience, 6(2):196-202. [view pdf]
- Anderson, A.K., & Phelps, E.A. (2001). Lesions of the human amygdala impair enhanced perception of emotionally salient events. Nature, 411, 305-309. [view pdf]
- Anderson, A.K., & Phelps, E.A. (2000).Â Expression without recognition: Contributions of the human amygdala to emotional communication. Psychological Science, 11, 106-111. [view pdf]