Damian A. Stanley


Research Interests


CV (pdf format)

dstanley @ caltech.edu

Manuscripts in preparation / Under revision

Stanley, D., Stanley, J., Piech, R., & O’Doherty, J. (in prep). Distinct neural contributions to observational learning derived from facial expressions versus words.

Stanley, D., Rosenthal, I., Hutcherson, C., McNamee, D., Adolphs, R., O’Doherty, J. (in prep). Impaired Theory of Mind in autism may arise from impaired learning of others’ intentions.

Stanley, D., Spunt, R., Adolphs, R. (under revision) Towards a model-based neuroscience of how we represent other people.


Stanley, D. (2016). Getting to know you: specific neural computations for learning about people. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience. pdf

Birmingham, E., Stanley, D. (corresponding and joint first author), Nair, R., & Adolphs, R. (2015). Implicit social biases in people with autism. Psychological Science. pdf

Stanley, D. & Adolphs, R. (2013). Toward a neural basis for social behavior. Neuron, 80(3): 816-826. pdf

Stanley, D., Sokol-Hessner, P., Fareri, D., Perino, M., Deglado, M., Banaji, M., & Phelps, E. (2012). Race and Reputation: Perceived racial group trustworthiness influences the neural correlates of trust decisions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 367:744-753 pdf

Stanley, D., Sokol-Hessner, P., Banaji, M., & Phelps, E. (2011). Implicit race attitudes predict trustworthiness judgments and economic trust decisions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108 (19) 7710-7715. pdf

Stanley, D., Sokol-Hessner, P., Banaji, M., & Phelps, E. (2011). Reply to Krueger: Good point, wrong paper. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(32) E411 pdf

Ferneyhough, E., Stanley, D., Phelps, E., & Carrasco, M. (2010). Cuing Effects of Faces are dependent on handedness and visual field. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 17(4):529-535 pdf

Stanley, D., Ferneyhough, E., & Phelps, E. (2009). Neural perspectives on emotion: Impact on perception, attention and memory. In the Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences, Ed. Berntson, G.G. & Cacciopo, J.T., John Wiley and Sons pdf

Stanley, D., Phelps, E., & Banaji, M. (2008). The neural basis of implicit attitudes. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 17(2):164-170. pdf

Heller, R., Stanley, D., Yekutieli, D., Rubin, N. & Benjamini, Y. (2006). Cluster-based analysis of fMRI data. NeuroImage 33, 2, 599-608 pdf

Stanley, D. & Rubin, N. (2005). Rapid detection of salient regions: Evidence from apparent motion. Journal of Vision 5, 690-701. pdf

Stanley, D. & Rubin, N. (2003). fMRI activation in response to illusory contours and salient regions in the human Lateral Occipital Complex. Neuron 37, 323-331. pdf

Epstein, R., Harris, A., Stanley, D. & Kanwisher, N. (1999). The parahippocampal place area: recognition, navigation, or encoding? Neuron 23, 115-125. pdf

Kanwisher, N., Stanley, D. & Harris A. (1999). The fusiform face area is selective for faces not animals. NeuroReport 10, 183-187. pdf

Conover, S., Berkman, A., Gheith, A., Jahiel, R., Stanley, D., Geller, P., Valencia, E. & Susser, E. (1997). Methods for successful follow-up of elusive urban populations: An ethnographic approach with homeless men. Bull. N.Y. Acad Med. 74(1): 90–108. pdf