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 Christopher L. Niebauer, Ph.D. 




Ph.D. Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Toledo, 1996
M.A. Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Toledo, 1994
B.A. Psychology, Kent State University, 1990

Courses Taught

Experimental Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Research Methods in Social Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Zen and the Brain

Research Interests

Cognitive Neuropsychology
Laterality and Handedness
Experimental Phenomenology, Consciousness and Metacognition
Spatial Cognition

Academic Publications

Niebauer, C. L. Handedness and Updating Beliefs: Mixed handers are Hypochondriacal but not Homophobic. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Niebauer, C.L. (in press). Handedness and the Fringe of Consciousness: Mixed-Handers Self-Reflect while Strong-handers Ruminate. Consciousness and Cognition

Niebauer, C.L., Christman, S.D., Reid, S.A. & Garvey, K., (in press). Hemispheric interaction and beliefs on our origin: Degree of handedness predicts beliefs in creationism versus the theory of evolution. Laterality. 

Niebauer, C.L., & Garvey, K., (2004). Godel, Escher and Degree of Handedness: Differences in Interhemispheric Interaction Predict Differences in Understanding Self-Reference. Laterality, 9 (1) 19-34.

Niebauer, C.L., Aselage, J. & Schutte, C. (2002) Interhemispheric interaction and consciousness: Degree of handedness predicts the intensity of a sensory illusion. Laterality, 7 (1) 85-96

Niebauer, C.L. (2001). A possible connection between categorical and coordinate spatial relation representations. Brain and Cognition, 47 (3) 434-445

Niebauer, C.L. & Christman, S.D. (1999). Visual field differences in spatial frequency discrimination. Brain and Cognition, 41 (3) 381-389.

Niebauer, C.L. & Christman, S.D. (1998). Upper and lower visual field differences in categorical and coordinate judgments. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 5 (1), 147-151.

Christman, S.D., Kitterle, F.L. and Niebauer, C.L. (1997). Hemispheric asymmetries in the identification of band-pass filtered letters. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 4 (2), 277-284.

Christman, S.D., Kitterle, F.L. and Niebauer, C.L. (1997). Questions of criteria: Reply to Peterzell. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 4, 288-289.

Christman, S.D. & Niebauer, C.L. (1997). The relation between upper-lower and left-right visual field asymmetries. In S. Christman (Ed.), Cerebral Asymmetries In Sensory and Perceptual Processing. New York: North-Holland.


Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
309-G Vincent Science Center
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

(724) 738-2278
Fax: (724) 738-4219

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Office Hours

Monday 10-12 pm

Tuesday 11-12 pm

Wednesday 10-12 pm