My research interest is understanding contributions of the left and right cerebral hemispheres to cognitive processes. Specifically, I have conducted research on hemispheric asymmetries and handedness differences in the domains of language, memory, creativity, emotion, executive functions, and personality. I maintain an interest in all of those areas and am open to new areas of interest to student collaborators.
Shobe, E. & Desimone, K. (2015). Inconsistent handers show higher psychopathy than consistent handers. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. (pdf)
Shobe, E. (2014). Independent and collaborative contributions of the cerebral hemispheres to emotional processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1-19. (pdf)
Shobe, E., Ross, N.M. & Fleck, J.I. (2009). Influence of handedness and bilateral eye movements on creativity. Brain and Cognition, 71, 204-214. (pdf)
Shobe (formerly Ince), E. & Christman, S.D. (2002). Semantic Representations of Word Meanings by the Cerebral Hemispheres. Brain and Language, 80, 393-420. (pdf)
Research assistants must be PSYC majors having completed Introduction to Psychology, but can be at any level (freshman through senior). Importantly, research assistants must also be highly motivated and interested in the science of psychology.