Exploring the Motion Advantage in Face Recognition

30 April 2018
Public event:
4.00PM - 6.00PM
Booking required:
Contact information

Name: Leanne Graham
T: 01642 342801

Abstract - A single face can provide us with a lot of information about a person, including their identity. The act of recognising the face of someone familiar is part of everyday life and for the majority of people and the majority of time we are able to do this quickly and effortlessly.

However, this is not always the case. Many factors have been found to impact on our ability to recognise a person’s face, including facial motion.

In this talk Dr Natalie Butcher will discuss a series of studies that have investigated the effect of motion on recognition in both typical participants and those with developmental prosopagnosia (face blindness).

Researcher - Dr Natalie Butcher studied her first degree in Psychology at the University of Manchester where she stayed on to complete an EPSRC funded PhD within the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group.

Prior to commencing her current post in 2014, Natalie worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Teesside University funded by the ESRC and then as a Lecturer in Psychology at York St John University. Natalie is also an elected committee member of the Cognitive Psychology Section of the British Psychology Society.

Please meet in the foyer of the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law (first floor, Clarendon) at 3.45pm for tea and coffee.

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