Stirling has a long history of face research. We study almost all aspects of face perception, including low level visual processing, adaptation, gaze perception, social perception such as mate preference and attractiveness, mechanisms of recognition and forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces.
If you have some time, please participate in online studies.
|Nadia Ayal||The influence of gaze cues on the observer’s visual attention.|
Individual differences in unfamiliar face recognition. Forensic and national security applications; super-recognisers.
|David Donaldson||Human memory and ERPs; familiarity and recollection effects for faces.|
|Peter Hancock||Representations for face recognition, modelling human performance. Forensic applications; face matching and facial composite systems.|
|Stephen Langton||Capture and direction of attention by faces.|
|Kristen Knowles||Cooperation, competition, and pro-sociality in voices and faces.|
|Viktoria Mileva||The expression and perception of dominance.|
|Ailsa Millen||Detecting lies about person recognition.|
|Craig Roberts||Human mate choice; determinants of attractiveness.|
|Pejman Safaie||Perception of face attractiveness and body image in non-surgical cosmetic procedures.|
|Sarah-Jane Vick||Analysis of expressions, especially in non-human primates.|
|Roger Watt||Understanding low level human vision; interpreting the information content of faces.|
We have a dedicated face research lab, with testing cubicles, a Tobii eyetracker, a 3D camera system and a meeting room. Other facilities include the Psychological Imaging Laboratory and the Playgroup.