Christina Karns

Christina Karns

Instructor of Psychology | 541-346-4261 | 179 Lewis Integrative Science Building


Past Courses

HC 441H: The Psychology, Philosophy and Neuroscience of Morality

HC 441H: Neuroscience Perspectives on Drug Policy

Academic Background

Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California - Berkeley
B.S., Cognitive Science, University of California - San Diego

Research Interests & Current Projects

Dr. Karns uses human neuroimaging methods (fMRI and EEG), cardiac physiology, and behavior to address the following questions:

  • How do senses interact in the human brain?
  • How changeable or plastic are these interactions across the lifespan?
  • How are these interactions shaped by external factors in the environment and internal factors such as attention and awareness?
  • How do emotions and traits affect the way we interact with society and other people?
  • What brain and body systems support these flexible interactions and to what degree are they changeable, demonstrating neuroplasticity?