Sarah D. McCrackin

Sarah McCrackin, Ph.D.

My research investigates how we use face information to relate to others on an emotional level. This includes how we use cues from the eye-region or other face features 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.

A recent talk I gave at the 2023 Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science Conference.

Hosting EEG training workshops is one of the most fun parts of my job. This victory pose is to celebrate their first time capping!

Seeing my thesis students present their projects on poster day is always one of the highlights of my year.