Maital Neta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Associate Director of the Center for Brain, Behavior, and Biology and Director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab. Dr. Neta received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College in 2010, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine before joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014. Her work examines psychophysiological and neural responses to emotional ambiguity across the lifespan. Specifically, this research is directed at understanding individual differences in valence bias, or the tendency to interpret ambiguous images as having a positive or negative emotional meaning. She has been awarded numerous awards, including the Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award, serves on the Executive Committee for the Society for Affective Science, and on the editorial boards for Emotion and Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience.
Ingrid J. Haas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Resident Faculty in the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, and Director of the Political Attitudes and Cognition Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Haas received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from The Ohio State University and joined the UNL faculty in 2012. She conducts interdisciplinary research on political psychology, attitudes, and social cognition, using research methods from social psychology, political science, and cognitive neuroscience.