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(615) 343-5915
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Ph. D., University of Wisconsin-Madison 1991


Definitely interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2014

Jo-Anne Bachorowski

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Undergraduate Studies, A&S

Bachorowski's research is broadly concerned with vocal communication. Specific areas of interest include laughter, vocal expression of emotion, and indexical (personal) cues in speech. The research is anchored by two core themes: understanding the linkages between vocal acoustics and emotion-related responding, and developing an empirically based approach to vocal signaling that is defensible from principles associated with the selfish-gene theory of evolution. Research strategies involve acoustic analysis, perceptual testing, and neuroimaging. Psychopathology interests include both depression and autism.