Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin, Ph.D.

Rebecca Martin
  • Visiting Fellow, Communication Neuroscience Lab

Rebecca Martin is a Visiting Fellow with the Communication Neuroscience Lab and the research director of its Brain-Based Prediction of Influence Message Effectiveness study, which uses neural, behavioral, cross-cultural, and computational methods to examine how, when, and why health and climate information goes viral. Martin’s research program focuses on how social influences shape emotional responses and decision-making in children, adolescents, and adults. She received her bachelor’s degree in history at NYU, a master’s in social science teaching from UC Santa Cruz, a master’s in educational neuroscience from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience and psychology from Columbia University.