Morton Ann Gernsbacher

Credentials: (she/her)

Position title: Vilas Research Professor and the Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology


Phone: (608) 262-6989

597 Psychology

Research Area(s)
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab Website
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