Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Thompson-Schill is the founding director of MindCORE (Center for Outreach, Research and Education), a Penn Arts & Sciences initiative that unites researchers and programs across the University involving human intelligence and behavior to promote multidisciplinary collaboration. Her lab studies the biological bases of human cognitive systems. She uses a combination of psychological and neuroscientific methods, in both healthy and brain-damaged individuals, to study complex thought and behavior, including topics in perception, memory, attention, language, personality, and creativity. She received the Trustees Council of Penn Women Advising Award in October 2016. Thompson-Schill earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University and a B.A. in psychology from Davidson College.