Program Director

Kalmanovitz 259

Sarah Hillenbrand is a cognitive neuroscientist and an educator. She earned her PhD in neuroscience at UC Berkeley, using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study human motor learning. From there, she moved on to teach courses in neuroscience, general scientific method, science writing, and storytelling at Stanford University in the Thinking Matters program and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. More recently, she has taught courses on psychology, social justice, media literacy, and...

  • Alliant International University, Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science, 2021
  • UC Berkeley, PhD in Neuroscience, 2015
  • Kenyon College, BA in Neuroscience, Philosophy, and...
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Human motor learning
  • Science communication
  • Pedagogy

Full-Time Faculty

Kalmanovitz Hall G55

Combining a passion for music with scientific curiosity, Professor Viskontas works at the intersection of art and science. She has published more than 50 original papers and chapters related to the neural basis of memory and creativity. Her scientific work has been featured in Oliver Sacks’ book Musicophilia, Nautilus, Nature: Science Careers, and Discover Magazine. She has also written for, American Scientist, Vitriol Magazine, and other publications. Her first book, How Music...

  • PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California - Los Angeles
  • MM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • BSc, University of Toronto
  • Neuroscience
  • Creativity
  • Memory
  • Arts and health

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