Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Moore Hall 6207
Bagus.T.Susilo [at] dartmouth.edu
+1 (603) 646 9630
At the broadest level, I am a cognitive scientist interested in the social nature of the human mind. My long-term goal is to help shed mechanistic light on questions such as: What are the cognitive mechanisms that give rise to our social behavior? What is the functional organization of these mechanisms? How do these mechanisms develop across the lifespan? What is the evolutionary history of the social mind? How do individual minds generate collective behavior?
I currently approach these questions by studying human social perception with Brad Duchaine at Dartmouth. I investigate the cognitive processes underlying social perception across the full spectrum of human variation and across the developmental lifespan. To do so I employ a number of complementary research strategies. I conduct behavioral experiments in the laboratory and online experiments over the web with a wide variety of members of the population. I perform neuropsychological investigations of brain-damaged patients as well as individual with selective developmental deficits. I design and validate psychometric tasks that are necessary to examine social perception across the full range of human ability. I analyze large datasets that are publicly available or collected over the internet to estimate the effects of social perception on real-world behavior. I also collaborate with colleagues to examine the neural mechanisms of social perception using fMRI and TMS.
- Postdoctoral Associate, Dartmouth College, 2011 - present
- PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Australian National University, 2011
- BSc (Hons 1st) in Psychology, University of Queensland, 2005
- Grad Dip in Psychological Science, University of Southern Queensland, 2004
- BEng in Industrial Engineering, Parahyangan Catholic University, 2003
- Susilo, T., Germine, L., & Duchaine, B. (in press). Face recognition ability matures late: Evidence from individual differences in young adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
- Susilo, T. & Duchaine, B. (in press). Advances in developmental prosopagnosia research. Current Opinion in Neurobiology.
- Dennett, H., McKone, E., Edwards, M., & Susilo. T. (2012). Face aftereffects predict individual differences in face recognition ability. Psychological Science, 23(11), 1279-1287.
- Susilo, T., McKone, E., Dennett, H., Darke, H., Palermo, R., Hall, A., et al. (2011). Face recognition impairments despite normal holistic processing and face space coding: Evidence from a case of developmental prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27(8), 636-664.
- Susilo, T., McKone, E., & Edwards, M. (2010). Solving the upside-down puzzle: Why do upright and inverted face aftereffects look alike? Journal of Vision, 10(13), 1.
- Susilo, T., McKone, E., & Edwards, M. (2010). What shape are the neural response functions underlying opponent coding in face space? A psychophysical investigation. Vision Research, 50, 300-314.
- Susilo, T., Crookes, K., McKone, E., & Turner, H. (2009). The composite task reveals stronger holistic processing in children than adults for child faces. PLoS ONE, 4(7), e6460.
- Leigh, A.* & Susilo, T.* (2009). Is voting skin-deep? Estimating the effect of candidate ballot photographs on election outcomes. Journal of Economic Psychology, 30, 61-70. (* = co-first authors)