Brad is Associate Professor of psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College.
He has been here since June 2010. Previously he was senior lecturer and group leader lab at University College London and a postdoctoral fellow at the Vision Sciences Lab at Harvard University.
He did his PhD at the Department of Psychology, University of California - Santa Barbara.
Kirsten completed her Masters and PhD at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, but maintains close ties with the Social Perception lab. Kirsten studies the development of normal and abnormal face recognition in children.
Tirta studies face perception and its disorders as a window into the functional architecture of the human mind and brain. He combines laboratory experiments, web experiments, lesion studies, and data mining to characterize the cognitive and neural mechanisms of face perception, their emergence in development, their differences across individuals, and their evolutionary origins. Tirta is originally from Indonesia, and he holds a PhD from the Australian National University.
Jiahui is a PhD student at Dartmouth. She got her B.S. from Beijing Normal University in China and was a research assistant in Liu Lab. Her interest is trying to understand the neural mechanisms behind face perception with both behavior and neural imaging methods.
You is a PhD student at Dartmouth. She got her B.S. from South China Normal University and received her training from Qi Lab as well as Qu Lab. Her interest is visual identification and its application.
Zack—a Napa, California native—has just graduated from UCSD with a BS in Psychology and is preparing to apply to medical school. He has been working in the lab since fall 2012, primarily developing and managing an online interface that the lab uses to run web experiments via Amazon Turk. Zack has also helped develop the Cambridge Body Memory Test. Zack plans to combine his research experience from this lab with those from his previous labs at UCSD and the University of Cambridge to help shape his future research interests.
Erica is a Hanover High School graduate, and currently studies psychology and computer science at Tufts University. She has worked on a brochure and a website for the lab, and has assisted in the research of childhood developmental prosopagnosia.
Costi is a Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab at Harvard University. He is interested in learning about the mechanisms underlying object recognition, with a particular emphasis on face processing. He works with typical and neuropsychological populations to answer questions related to the functional and neural bases of face perception, the specificity of face mechanisms, prosopagnosia, the neural organisation and representation of object knowledge. Costi's PhD was supervised by Nick Chater and Vince Walsh at University College London. At Dartmouth he examined the links between facial identity recognition and impression formation by studying individuals with acquired prosopagnosia.
Jesse hails from the beaches of Southern California and was a neuroscience major at Dartmouth. He is now getting his PhD at Stanford University studying the neuroscience of vision and perception. He is particularly interested in how the brain is wired up, how experience leads to changes in brain activity and organization across development, and what happens when this development goes awry.
Zahra received her M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She had been self-studing neuroscience since the last year of high school. She had worked on emotional intelligence of psychotic patients, reward-associated memory, and face space models of face perception. Here she has developed tests to evaluate visual field asymmetries in aquired prosopagnosia. She has also designed web-based psychophysical experiments for testing remote subjects. Now she is designing new tests to evaluate object perception in humans.
David's research involves studying the neural correlates of face processing and object recognition in the human brain using TMS and fMRI. His PhD was supervised by Vincent Walsh and Brad Duchaine at UCL. He is now a postdoc in Leslie Ungerleider's lab at NIH.
Laura is a postdoc in Jordan Smoller's lab in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the creator of www.testmybrain.org. She was Brad's research assistant from 2005 to 2007. She did her PhD at Harvard University with Christine Hooker and also collaborated on many projects with Ken Nakayama and Jeremy Wilmer in the Vision Lab. Her research is in the area of Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology.
Michael is a lecturer at Goldsmiths College who spent some time in Social Perception Lab at UCL. He uses brain stimulation and brain imaging to study the neurocognitive mechanisms of social perception. He also works on synesthesia in the visual and tactile domains. He completed his PhD at UCL under the supervision of Vincent Walsh and has since completed an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with Brad Duchaine.
Rich is a lecturer in the Psychology Department at City Univerity in London. His work with the Social Perception lab is concerned with the parallels and
dissociations between the perception of faces and bodies. He is interested in the degree to which bodies also recruit specialised
mechanisms, similar to those revealed through the study of faces.
Lúcia did her PhD at UCL supervised by Brad. Her research concerned how prosopagnosics recognise facial expression of emotion and she also investigated structural brain differences between those with and without developmental prosopagnosia. Lucia is also interested in voice recognition. After a postdoc at Harvard University with Ken Nakayama, Lúcia is now a Lecturer at Brunel University in London.
Marta will start as a lecturer at the University of Kent in 2014, after completing her postdoc at UCL with Gabriella Vigliocco. She was a visiting student in the Social Perception Lab at UCL while she doing her PhD in Naples. Her PhD addressed a variety of aspects of face processing and facial expression recognition,
using behavioral, neuropsychological, and TMS experiments.
Raka was the lab Research Manager from 2007 to 2009. She was responsible for co-ordinating group projects, coding experiments, recruiting & testing subjects, data collection & management, and related activities. She is also the creator of this website. She has a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Pune, India, and an MSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh.