Dr. Mossbridge uses computational, behavioral, and physiological techniques to examine how humans integrate what we experience over time into a so-called “stream” of consciousness. Her interest in this topic has led her to examine aspects of both cognitive and perceptual timing (e.g., order effects on reading comprehension, perceptual integration across senses) as well as the more controversial reverse-temporal effects she and others analyzed in the recent meta-analysis (covered in ABC News 20/20, Wall Street Journal Ideas Market, Fox News, and other mainstream media outlets). A peer reviewer for Brain Research, Perception, Cognition, PLoS One, Explore, and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Dr. Mossbridge has received post-doctoral funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Bial Foundation, and the Monroe Institute in her role as a Research Associate and Adjunct Faculty member of the Psychology Department at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Julia's Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders is
from Northwestern University, her M.A. in Neuroscience is from University of
California at San Francisco, and she received her B.A. with highest honors in
neuroscience from Oberlin College. Dr. Mossbridge is also the author of Unfolding: The Perpetual Science of Your
Soul's Work (New World Library, 2002), and she writes about her attempts to
find the soul in science on her blog: http://unfoldingscience.blogpost.com. In
addition to continuing to pursue her research interests, she is currently
working with Imants Baruss on a book taking post-materialist approach to
consciousness, Transcendent Mind:
Re-thinking the Science of Consciousness, which will be published by the
American Psychological Association in 2016.