Alison Harris

Alison Harris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Expertise:
Cognitive Neuroscience, Decision Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics

Alison Harris
(909) 607-9397
(909) 621-8419
Seaman Hall 232

Office Hours

MW 1 and by appointment
  • Biography
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As a cognitive neuroscientist, I am interested in how activity in the brain gives rise to complex cognitive behaviors. My research uses event-related potentials (ERP) to measure neural dynamics of perception and cognition, particularly how factors like preference, contextual goals (e.g., losing weight), and effort affect decision making.

Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Harris A, Lim S-L. (2016). Temporal dynamics of sensorimotor networks in effort-based cost-benefit valuation: Early emergence and late net value integration. Journal of Neuroscience. 36(27): 7167-7183.

  • Harris A, Vyas DB, Reed CL. (2016). Holistic processing for bodies and body parts: New evidence from stereoscopic depth manipulations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

  • Sullivan N, Hutcherson C, Harris A, Rangel A. (2015). Dietary self-control is related to the speed with which attributes of healthfulness and tastiness are processed. Psychological Science. 26(2): 122-134.

  • Harris A, Hare T, Rangel A. (2013). Temporally dissociable mechanisms of self-control: Early attentional filtering versus late value modulation. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(48): 18917-18931.

  • Harris A, Adolphs R, Camerer C, Rangel A. (2011). Dynamic construction of stimulus values in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. PLoS ONE. 6(6): e21074.