Alison Harris

Alison Harris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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


Faculty Website
Office Hours
MW 1 and by appointment

(909) 607-9397

(909) 621-8419

Seaman Hall 232

Curriculum Vitae

PDF icon HarrisCV_Jul2016.pdf

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Decision Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics

Selected Research and Publications

  • 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.