Tirta is senior lecturer in psychology at Victoria University of Wellington and member of the Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience (CBNS) research area. He is also associate investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders. Tirta did his PhD at the Australian National University and his postdoctoral training at Dartmouth College.
Hazel oversees the prosopagnosia studies in the lab and manages our prosopagnosia database. She is also working on multiple projects characterising various brain functions in prosopagnosia including object recognition, scene perception, and colour vision. Hazel did her PhD in cognitive psychology at Victoria University of Wellington.
Maya is working on training paradigms that may improve face recognition skills in typical and prosopagnosia participants. She is also exploring frequency-based EEG as a potential biomarker of high-level mechanisms in visual recognition. Maya has an MSc in cognitive neuroscience and a BSc in psychology and criminology.
Daniel is investigating the mechanisms of rapid face perception in several contexts: face detection, unconscious face perception, and first impressions from faces. Daniel has an MSc in cognitive neuroscience, a BSc in biology, and a BA in psychology and philosophy.
Julian is a software developer working on eye tracking using commercial webcams. Julian has a dual background in civil engineering and computer science.
Ella is looking at various ways to measure lower-level mechanisms of face perception in typical and prosopagnosic participants. She is also exploring the potential of webcam-based eye tracking to study overt attention in prosopagnosia . Ella is completing a BA in psychology and education and is also a member of Alia Martin’s baby lab.
Zoe is working on several psychophysical and eye tracking projects with typical and prosopagnosic participants. She is completing a double major in psychology and geography and will spend part of her fourth year in the lab.
Morgan is working with Christel Devue to investigate the role of image variability in face recognition. Morgan is completing a BSc(Hons) in psychology and is planning to continue her research as an MSc student.
Jaiden is a second-year student majoring in psychology and criminology. This summer he is doing a SCIE306 in the lab investigating laterality effects in face perception. Jaiden previously worked as a research volunteer working on binocular rivalry and face perception.
Stephanie did two independent studies in the lab as a PSYC440 and a SCIE306 student. She is currently following up on her project looking at face detection in prosopagnosia. Stephanie is finishing her CBNS honours thesis with Bart Ellenbroek.
Max is a second-year student majoring in psychology and sociology. Max is helping us recruit prosopagnosia samples and is working on a project investigating unconscious face processing using binocular rivalry.
Laura is a second-year student majoring in psychology and minoring in religious studies. Laura is helping us recruit prosopagnosia participants and is working on a project investigating retinotopic mapping in face perception.