Kate Talbot, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Years in Lab: 2016 - present 

After receiving my B.S. in Biology at Florida State University, I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences at Georgia State University. Broadly, my research path centers on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying social and emotional communication. My graduate research focused on face recognition and social knowledge in nonhuman primates. Additionally, I investigated other socio-cognitive phenomena, including inequity aversion and cooperation. Approaching my research from a comparative and evolutionary perspective, I have investigated this behavior in a number of primate species including chimpanzees, orangutans, rhesus macaques, capuchin monkeys, and squirrel monkeys.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the California National Primate Research Center’s Neuroscience and Behavior Unit. I am working on a collaborative bio-behavioral project examining naturally occurring low-sociability in rhesus macaques as a model for the core social deficits seen in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Awards and Accomplishments: 

  • 2016   Richard Morrell Outstanding Graduate Student in Psychology Award
  • 2015   Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
  • 2014   Georgia State University Dissertation Grant
  • 2013   American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award
  • 2012   Rumbaugh Grant-in-Aid
  • 2011   National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2010   Bailey A. Wade Fellowship (Outstanding 1st Year Graduate Student in Psychology)