Stephen José Hanson

Stephen José Hanson


jose [at]



Office Location

Rutgers University, Psychology Department

101 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Smith Hall Room 343

Office Hours

W 12PM-2PM

Research Initiatives

Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Computational Neuroimaging. My research focus is on memory & learning, categorization, connectionist models, neural networks, and more generally cognitive and perceptual modeling.


Hanson, Stephen José and Schmidt, Arielle High-resolution imaging of the fusiform face area (FFA) using multivariate non-linear classifiers shows diagnosticity for non-face categories. NeuroImage, Vol 54(2), Jan 15, 2011, 1715-1734.

Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping, SJ Hanson & M. Bunzl, MIT Press, 2010.

Ramsey JD, Hanson SJ, Hanson C, Halchenko YO, Poldrack RA, Glymour C (2010). Six problems for causal inference from fMRI. Neuroimage, 49, 1545-1558.

Poldrack, R.A., Halchenko, Y., & Hanson, S.J., (2010). Decoding the large-scale structure of brain function by classifying mental states across individuals. Psychological Science, 20, 1364-1372

Hanke, M., Halchenko, Y. O., Sederberg, P. B., Hanson, S. J., Haxby, J. V. & Pollmann, S. (2009). PyMVPA: A Python toolbox for multivariate pattern analysis of fMRI data. Neuroinformatics, 7, 37-53.