Megan Whitehorn is a PhD student supervised by Dr. Sam Wass. She joined the University of East London in 2019, having completed BSc Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast and MSc Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths.
While studying an MRes Functional Neuroimaging degree at Birkbeck, University of London, She worked as a research assistant on the Unlocke Project, an fMRI investigation into the effects of cognitive training on math and science learning. Her research focuses on the neural correlates of complex dyadic social interactions, with a focus on the development of empathy. She has previously published a review article in the Kent Student Journal of Neuroscience on the origins of altruistic empathy.