Thalia Wheatley

Academic Appointments
  • Lincoln Filene Professor in Human Relations

  • Director, Dartmouth Social Systems Laboratory

  • External faculty, Santa Fe Institute

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HB 6207


Psychological and Brain Sciences, Center for Social Brain Sciences, Cognitive Science


  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health

Selected Publications

  • Parkinson, C., Kleinbaum, A., & Wheatley, T. (2018). Similar neural responses predict friendship. Nature Communications, 9:332.

  • Parkinson, C., Kleinbaum, A., & Wheatley, T. (2017). Spontaneous neural encoding of social network position. Nature Human Behavior, 1, 1-7

  • Kang, O.E. & Wheatley, T. (2017). Pupil dilation patterns spontaneously synchronize across individuals during shared attention. JEP: General, 146, 569-576

  • Parkinson, C., & Wheatley, T. (2015).  The repurposed social brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 133-141

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