University of Wisconsin–Madison

Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Professor

597 Psychology
(608) 262-6989

Morton Ann Gernsbacher is a Vilas Research Professor and the Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. 1983, University of Texas at Austin

Gernsbacher Lab

Research Interest

I research cognitive neuroscience of human communication and attention. I’m also interested in atypical communication and cognition, as well as electronically mediated communication (including electronic interaction for online learning and education).

Representative Publications

Gernsbacher, M.A., & Pripas-Kapit, S. (2012). Who’s missing the point? A commentary on claims that autistic persons have a specific deficit in figurative language comprehension. Metaphor & Symbol, 27, 93-105. PDF

Gallese, V., Gernsbacher, M.A., Heyes, C., Hickok, G., & Iacoboni, M. (2011). Mirror neuron forum. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 369-407. PDF

Stevenson, J.A., Harp, B. & Gernsbacher, M.A. (2011) Infantilizing autism. Disability Studies Quarterly, 31(3). HTML