Sarah D. McCrackin

Sarah McCrackin, Ph.D.

My research investigates how we use the information from the eyes of others to relate to them on an emotional level. This includes how we use cues from the eye-region to infer the emotional states of others, to empathize with them, and to discriminate their facial expressions and direction of attention. I also have a separate line of research examining how eye-gaze and emotional expressions interact to orient an observer’s attention to a gazed-at location.

I use electroencephalography (EEG) in my research to explore the neural underpinnings of cognition and behaviour. I also use eye-tracking to measure eye-movements and visual attention.