Laboratory for Attention and Social Cognition
I'm currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory for Attention and Social Cognition run by Dr. Jelena Ristic at McGill University.
One line of my research examines how perceiving another person's facial features (e.g. eyes, nose, mouth) can impact socioemotional processes that facilitate social interactions. In particular we are looking at how these processes may be impacted by face feature occlusion, like in the case of face masks, which occlude the mouth and nose.
Another line of my research examines the contribution of visual perspective taking and directional cues to social orienting, the orienting of attention towards locations cued by another's eye-gaze, head direction, and body.
Check out more research going on in the lab here!
Face Processing and Social Cognition Lab
I completed my Masters and Doctoral research in the Face Processing and Social Cognition Lab, run by Dr. Roxane Itier at the University of Waterloo. My research used eye-tracking and electroencephalography (EEG) to answer questions about how gaze direction influences that way we perceive and respond to faces.
My Masters research investigated how the situational context in which we view faces interacts with their eye-gaze to modulate face processing.
My Ph.D. research characterized the link between eye-gaze, theory of mind and empathy. I also developed a separate line of research examining how gaze and emotional expressions interact to orient an observer’s attention to a gazed-at location.
Check out current research from this lab here!
Academic Awards and Distinctions
Event Related Potential (ERP) Data Processing
Fitting a Participant with an EEG Cap