The University of Chicago
Department of Psychology
5848 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60637
Office Phone: (773) 702-6468
Lab phone: (773) 834-1986
Office: Beecher Hall, 408
Lab: Beecher Hall, 402, 404, 406, 410
Brandeis University, B.A., Psychology, Computer Science, 1976
SUNY at Buffalo, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, 1981.
Indiana University, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship,1984
2001 Full Professor, Dept of Psychology
1990-1993 Chair, Committee on Cognition and Communication.
1997-2009 Chair, Dept of Psychology
2009-present Associate Editor, Brain and Language
2011-present John Templeton Foundation Board of Advisors
2013-present Associate Editor, PLoS One
2007 The University of Chicago Future Faculty Mentorship Award.
2009 Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
2012 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Wisdom, language use, attention, learning, memory consolidation and sleep, working memory, understanding, affect, categorization, cognitive neuropharmocology, cognitive engineering and human factors
Fenn, K. M., Nusbaum, H. C., & Margoliash, D. (2003). Consolidation during sleep of perceptual learning of spoken language. Nature, 425, 614-616.
Gentner, T. Q., Fenn, K. M., Margoliash, D., & Nusbaum, H. C. (2006). Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds. Nature, 440, 1204-1207.
Margoliash, D., & Nusbaum, H. C. (2009). Language: the perspective from organismal biology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13, 505-510.
Egidi, G. & Nusbaum, H. C. (2012). Emotional language processing: How mood affects integration processes during discourse comprehension. Brain & Language, 199-210.
Luhrmann, T. M., Nusbaum, H. C., & Thisted, R. (2013). "Lord teach us to pray": Prayer practice affects cognitive processing. Journal of Culture and Cognition, 13, 159-177.
Brawn, T., Nusbaum, H. C., & Margoliash, D. (2013). Sleep consolidation of interfering auditory memories in starlings. Psychological Science. Published online 22 February 2013 DOI:10.1177/0956797612457391
Hedger, S. C. V., Nusbaum, H. C., Lescop, O., Wallisch, P. & Hoeckner, B. (2013). Music can elicit a visual motion aftereffect. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75, 1039-1047.
Fenn K. M., Margoliash, D., & Nusbaum, H. C. (2013). Sleep restores loss of generalized but not rote learning of synthetic speech, Cognition, 128, 280-286.
Hedger, C. C., Nusbaum, H. C., & Hoeckner, B. (2013). Conveying movement in music and prosody. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076744
Hedger, S. C. V., Heald, S. L. M., & Nusbaum, H. C. (2013). Absolute pitch may not be so absolute. Psychological Science, 24, 1496-1502.
Tong, D., Li, W., Dai, T., Nusbaum, H. C., Qiu, J., & Zhang, Q. (2013). Brain mechanisms of valuable scientific problem finding inspired by heuristic knowledge. Experimental Brain Research 228:4, 437-443.
Heald, S. L. M., & Nusbaum, H. C. (2014). Speech perception as an active cognitive process. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8:35. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00035