Dr. Nora Prior
Current Position: Senior research associate in the Psychology Department at Cornell University.
Nora Prior was a postdoctoral fellow working with Drs Gregory Ball and Robert Dooling in the Department of Psychology, examining the role of sound in social interactions with conspecifics. Repeated social interactions with familiar individuals provide the basis for the development of social relationships. The diversity that exists in the phenotypes of social relationships, reflects the varied patterns of social interactions and the contexts in which these interactions occur. Understanding the diversity in social relationships, their etiologies and varied effects on individuals’ brain and behavior is a fundamental goal of biology and psychology. Deepening our understanding of diverse social relationships will have unforetold impacts on approaches to individual and community health in humans.