Dartmouth College

Social Perception Lab

Brad Duchaine

Professor at Dartmouth College
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Co-Founder of

Brad is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College. Previously he was senior lecturer and group leader at University College London and a postdoctoral fellow at the Vision Sciences Lab at Harvard University. He did his PhD in the Department of Psychology, University of California - Santa Barbara.

Sarah Herald

PhD Student

Sarah received her B.S. in computational neuroscience from the University of Southern California. As an undergraduate, she worked in Irving Biederman’s Image Understanding Laboratory on projects related to object recognition, face recognition, and developmental phonagnosia. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Brad Duchaine’s Social Perception Lab. Sarah is interested in using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study higher level vision as well as social perception.

Marie-Luise (Mary) Kieseler

PhD Student

Mary is originally from Germany and has received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Psychology from Leipzig University. Having worked with Stephen Hinshaw and Jack Gallant at University of California Berkeley, she is now a PhD student in Brad Duchaine’s Social Perception Lab at Dartmouth. Her research interests are clinically motivated and currently she is interested in exploring how many and which sub-groups of prosopagnosia exist. Mary is utilizing behavioral and neuroimaging methods to answer these questions and works mostly with acquired cases.


Ken Nakayama

Harvard University / UC Berkeley
Co-Founder of

Kirsten Dalrymple

University of Minnesota

Kirsten worked as a post-doc in the Social Perception Lab at Dartmouth after completing her Masters and PhD at the University of British Columbia. She is currently a Research Associate and Lecturer 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.

Joe DeGutis

Harvard Medical School

Joe is primarily interested in the rehabilitation of prosopagnosia. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He co-runs the Boston Attention and Learning Lab with Mike Esterman at the Boston VA Hospital. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology, University of California - Berkeley and performed postdoctoral training with Ken Nakayama in the Harvard Vision Lab.

Martin Eimer

Birkbeck College, University of London

Martin is a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Previously he was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK, and the University of Munich, Germany. His main research interests are the cognitive and neural bases of visual attention and face processing.

Tirta Susilo

Victoria University of Wellington

Tirta is a senior lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He uses psychophysics, patient studies, and individual differences to study face and object recognition and their disruptions in disorders such as prosopagnosia. Tirta worked as a postdoc at Dartmouth College from 2011-2015.