Menu Close

Jessica Andrews-Hanna

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona

A Cognitive Neuroscientist by training, Jessica Andrews-Hanna is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, with dual appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Cognitive Science Program. She directs the Neuroscience of Emotion and Thought (NET) Laboratory, where her research is centered on understanding the mystery of human imagination – the thoughts, ideas, memories, and emotions that make use unique as individuals. Dr. Andrews-Hanna is passionate about characterizing how the imaginative brain changes across the lifespan and in mental conditions, with an ultimate goal of developing interventions to help people harness the beneficial aspects of imagination and live happier, healthier lives. She has authored over 60 research publications in the field’s top journals and has several active research grants.