Course Instructors


Professor Luke Chang (Spring 2019), PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College and directs the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. He completed a BA in psychology at Reed College, an MA in psychology at the New School for Social Research, and a PhD in clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Arizona with Alan Sanfey, PhD. He completed his predoctoral clinical internship training in behavioral medicine at the University of California Los Angeles and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder under the mentorship of Tor Wager, PhD. His research program is focused on understanding the neurobiological and computational mechanisms underlying emotions and social interactions. Professor Chang is highly committed to innovating training in methods. He is the lead developer of the dartbrains course, the nltools python data analysis project, the Computational Social and Affective Neuroscience community page, and Co-Director of the Methods in Neuroscience at Dartmouth Computational Summer School.

Teaching Assistants

Sasha Brietzke (Spring 2019) is graduate student at Dartmouth College. She completed a BA at Johns Hopkins University and an IRTA postbac fellowship at the NIH. She currently works in the Dartmouth Social Neuroscience Lab investigating the self through a social cognitive lens.