School of Psychological Science

Person Perception Seminar Series

The Person Perception Seminar Series provides researchers in person perception related fields to present their work, with an opportunity for group discussions after the presentation.

These seminars are free - all welcome to attend!

Upcoming seminars


Previous presenters

Linda Jeffery, Genevieve McArthur, and Karen Smith-Lock at a Person Perception Seminar

Dr Edwin Burns, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Our experiences with faces and language shape face perception. 23 February 2017.

Dr Melissa Bovis, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UK. "My brain helps me think about stuff": Autistic children's understanding of the brain and its role in behaviour. 12 December 2016, as part of the Special Autism Mini-Series. 

Ms Felicity Sedgewick, University College London, UK. Gender differences in autistic and non-autistic adolescents' peer conflict. 12 December 2016, as part of the Special Autism Mini-Series.

Mr Lorcan Kenny, University College London, UK. Early executive function ability and the rate of developmental change across childhood predict functional outcomes over a 12-year period in a cohort of autistic youth. 12 December 2016, as part of the Special Autism Mini-Series.

Dr Kate Crookes, University of Western Australia. Childhood development of face recognition: Recent evidence suggest early maturity of face-specific processing". 8 November 2016.

Dr Louise Ewing, University of East Anglia, UK. Revealing expression processing strategies in typical and atypical development through 'bubbles'. 1 September 2016.

Prof Andy Young, University of York, UK. Cues to facial expression. 12 August 2016.

Dr David White, University of NSW. Untangling expertise in face identification. 15 July 2016.

Dr Chris Benton, University of Bristol, UK. Face Spaces?. 7 July 2016.

Dr Kay Ritchie, University of York, UK. Variability between images of the same face: When it helps and when it harms. 14 March 2016.

Prof Ursula Hess, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany. Social signals of emotion: The role of context. 17 March 2016.

Dr Jess Taubert, The University of Sydney, Australia. The effect of inverstion, Thatcherization and orientation filtering on face-selective neurons inside and outside the fMRI-defined face patches. 3 March 2016.

Dr Gyula Kovacs, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany. Short-term plastic processes in the human brain, revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. 1 March 2016.

Nichola Burton, University of Western Australia. Sensitivity to changes in expression intensity. 13 August 2015.

David Lick, University of California. Prejudice is in the eye of the beholder: Some perceptual underpinnings of interpersonal bias, 5 July 2015.

Dr Kirsten Dalrymple, University of Minnesota. Abnormal face perception as a tool for understanding the function and development of the human face processing system, 5 February 2015.

Nathan Caruana, Macquarie University. Using virtual reality to investigate the neural correlates of gaze-based interactions, 29 January 2015.

Sarah Griffiths, The University of Bristol. Teaching emotion recognition in autism spectrum disorder using varying intensity facial expressions, 4 December 2014.

Ruth Savage, The University of Queensland. Eye tracking and search for emotional expressions, 20 November 2014. 

Belinda Craig, The University of Queensland. Other faces impose context on the processing of multiple face cues, 20 November 2014. 

Clare Sutherland, University of York. First impressions of faces: Dimensions and categories, 13 November 2014.

Will Comfort, Federal University of ABC, São Paulo, Brazil. How do we understand meaning within a face?, 10 July 2014.

Samantha Leivers, University of Western Australia. Compensatory allocation to mate guarding and ejaculate quality in men, 26 June 2014.

Dr Ian Stephen, Macquarie University. Facial shape predicts aspects of health: A geometric morphometric modelling study, 26 June 2014. 

Dr Sam Cheadle, Oxford University. Adaptive gain control during human perceptual choice, 12 December 2013.

Prof Stefan Schweinberger, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. The role of shape and texture in face recognition: Implications for the configural processing hypothesis, 21 November 2013. 

Amy Dawel, Australian National University. Integration of dangerous context and fearful expressions in children and adults: Gaze-cueing and threat bias effects, 24 April 2013.

Prof James T. Enns, University of British Columbia. The predictive brain, 22 April 2013.

Dr Jason Bell, Australian National University. Hemispheric specialization for symmetry processing is complexity dependent, 17 January 2013.

Prof David Burr, CNR Institute of Neuroscience, University of Florence, Italy. Development and plasticity of multimodal interactions: Vision, audition, touch and action, 11 December 2012.

A/Prof Robyn Langdon, Macquarie University, Australia. Gaze perception in schizophrenia, 3 December 2012.

Kate Storrs, University of Queensland, Australia. You look different, somehow, 27 September 2012. 

Dr Megan Willis, Australian Catholic University, Australia. Beyond explicit recognition: The influence of facial expressions on behaviour, 28 June 2012.

Dr Simone Favelle, University of Wollongong, Australia. Up, down, round and round: Matching faces across changes in axis and rotation, 21 June 2012.

Dr Chiara Fiorentini, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Perceiving facial expressions: Insights from normal population and autism, 26 April 2012.

Prof Michael Webster, University of Nevada, Reno, United States of America. Adding years to your life (or at least looking like it): Adaptation and the perception of facial age, 19 April 2012.

Assoc Prof Genevieve McArthur, Macquarie University, Australia. Sight-work and phonics training in children with dyslexia, 15 March 2012.

Dr Markus Neumann, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. Attentional capacity limitations in face perception: Processing face sets, 1 March 2012.

Prof Nic Fay, The University of Western Australia. Evidence for selection in evolution of human communication systems, 23 February 2012.

Dr Kate Crookes, The University of Hong Kong. Holistic and configural face processing in Chinese participants (as part of the International Symposium on Face Perception), 15 September 2011.

Prof Will Hayward, The University of Hong Kong. Is the other-race effect due to perception or memory? (as part of the International Symposium on Face Perception), 15 September 2011.

Dr Holger Wiese, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. The role of race and age for recognition memory of unfamiliar faces (as part of the International Symposium on Face Perception), 15 September 2011.

Dr Jon Brock, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Australia. Eye-tracking studies of language comprehension in autism, 12 September 2011.

Dr Nadine Kloth, The University of Western Australia. Have you go the look? Facial attractiveness and gaze perception, 26 May 2011.

Dr Linda Jeffery, The University of Western Australia. Children's face aftereffects transfer across changes in viewpoint, 19 May 2011.

Louise Ewing, The University of Western Australia. Face processing impairments in autism spectrum conditions cannot be explained by atypical reward value of faces, 12 May 2011.

Dist Prof Stephen Crain, Macquarie University, Australia. Stay connected, 6 April 2011.

Prof Leslie Zebrowitz, Brandeis University, United States of America. Contributions of facial appearance to first impressions and group stereotypes, 3 March 2011.

Dr Yumiko Otsuka, Chuo University, Japan, and University of New South Wales, Australia. Perception of Mooney faces in young infants, 2 March 2011.

Megumi Kobayashi, Chuo University, Japan. View-invariant representation of face in infants' brains: Neural adaptation study as measured by NIRS, 2 March 2011.

Prof Simon Garrod, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. The new science of social interaction, 22 February 2011.

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