Brad is Associate Professor of psychology at the Department of Psychologyical and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College.
He's been here since June 2010. Previously he was senior lecturer and group leader of social perception lab at University College London and also 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 in the Social Perception lab, studying face perception in children. Little is known about developmental face recognition problems in children, so Kirsten is in the process of designing standardized tests of face recognition that can be used to assess and diagnose abnormal face processing at an early age.
Tirta is using the methods of psychophysics, individual differences, and patient studies to investigate theoretical issues in face perception.
He did his PhD with Elinor McKone at the Australian National University, in which he used face adaptation aftereffects to study the representation of facial identity in the human visual system.
Amy is an undergraduate at Dartmouth majoring in neuroscience. She is originally from Southern California. As a research assistant, she is currently developing tests to assess facial perception of social traits, such as trustworthiness and attractiveness. These tests will be used with normal participants and individuals with face recognition impairments.
Ji Hyae is an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College from Seoul, Korea. As a presidential scholar research assistant, she is working on the Cambridge Bike Memory Test, which is similar in format to the Cambridge Face Memory Test, a test designed to identify children with face recognition impairments.
Ron is a psychology major at Dartmouth College. He is originally from the Chicago area. As a research assistant in the lab Ron is studying how facial traits such as competence and dominance affect voting behavior in political elections.
Coming from La Jolla, California, Dario Aharpour is an undergraduate student at Dartmouth majoring in neuroscience. Dario studies the neural, behavioral, and perceptual correlates of facial recognition and explores the associations between them. His work emphasizes mapping the brain regions responsible for both impaired and typical facial recognition. In order to explore these interests, Dario works with a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral tests to pinpoint the substrates of prosopagnosia and the exact opposite: super recognition.
Ishita is an undergraduate at Dartmouth College majoring in psychology and government. She is originally from southeastern Connecticut. As a research assistant, she is interested in prosopagnosia and developmental mechanisms of face processing. She is currently working on projects that examine gender-related aftereffects, the effects of partial-report on the processing of facial characteristics, and an emotions test for children with prosopagnosia.
Erica is a member of the Hanover High School class of 2013, and hopes to study neuroscience in college. She has worked on a brochure for the lab, and will be assisting in the research of childhood developmental prosopagnosia.
Costi is a PhD student from University College London, interested in face cognition, consequences of social evaluations of faces (trustworthiness in particular) and deception detection. His PhD is supervised by Nick Chater and Vince Walsh. At Dartmouth he will examine the links between facial identity recognition and impression formation by studying individuals with acquired prosopagnosia.
Jesse hails from the warm beaches of Southern California and was a neuroscience major at Dartmouth, but is now doing a PhD at Stanford University. He is interested in developmental cognitive neuroscience and is currently exploring the behavioral and functional substrates of social perception. His work focuses on cognitive and perceptual differences across age groups, and what happens when these processes go awry in development. In order to research one such deficit, developmental prosopagnosia, he has been designing experiments to accurately measure face memory and processing within children in addition to populating the first children’s database of face stimuli. His current thesis project investigates whether or not differential FFA activity attributed to the own-age bias is reflected in downstream attentional mechanisms.
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 Hooke 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. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University working with Ken Nakayama.
Marta is now a 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.