Lab Director


Meghan Meyer

Meghan is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Dartmouth Social Neuroscience Lab. She completed her Ph.D. at UCLA and her post-doctoral training at Princeton University. When she isn't having fun thinking about social neuroscience, Meghan is probably having fun thinking about coffee, dogs, trees, or candy.

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Lab Manager



Eleanor Collier

Eleanor graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in creative writing. As an undergrad she worked in Jamil Zaki’s lab, where she fell in love with social neuroscience. Her current research goal is to identify neural factors that promote social connections and strengthen relationships, with the eventual aim of helping people improve their relational well-being. Outside of lab, Eleanor enjoys writing, meditating, baking, running, and connecting with people.


Graduate Students



Sasha Brietzke

Sasha received her BA from Johns Hopkins University. After graduating, she pursued a post-baccalaureate fellowship at the NIH, where she studied impulsive decision-making in alcohol-dependent patients. Currently, she is interested in investigating the self through a social cognitive lens. Specifically, how people organize their self-schema according to the dynamic social roles they play and how people characterize their self across various timescales. Outside of the lab, Sasha enjoys reading fiction and eating chocolate. Preferably at the same time.


Andrea Courtney

Andrea received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from Wake Forest University, where she worked with Dr. Janine Jennings studying cognitive variability and self-regulatory depletion in older adults. For her current research, she uses behavioral and fMRI approaches to understand self and other representation and their relationship to mental health and social well-being. For fun, she likes to group watch bad TV; but her dream hobby is goat yoga!