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Dr Ciro Civile

Dr Ciro Civile

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

 4647

 Washington Singer 230

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

Office Hours in Term 
Monday 3 – 4 pm (Online) , Wednesday 11 - 12 pm
 (in person office room 230 WSL)

To schedule a meeting or for any other questions please email me at c.civile@exeter.ac.uk
 

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology and Co-Chair of the Research Ethics Committee in the Psychology Department at the University of Exeter, which is also where I completed my PhD (September 2013). 
           As a PhD student, I was awarded the Exeter Graduate Fellowship and was then awarded two Visiting Research Fellowships. The first fellowship was at the University of Barcelona in Spain (May - Sept 2012) and the second one to the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China (May - July 2013). From October 2013 to August 2017, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, at McMaster University in Canada. 
           In 2017, I returned to the University of Exeter after being awarded the European Union Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. This two-year project (September 2017 - August 2019) focused on the mechanisms responsible for perceptual learning. By using a range of neuroscience techniques (tDCS, EEG, and fMRI) in conjunction with the behavioural designs provided by experimental psychology I investigated the neural basis for perceptual learning and the face inversion effect.  In 2018, I was awarded an ESRC New Investigator grant for a  project (June 2018 - March 2021) based on the use of tDCS to modulate an analogue of the composite face effect using prototype-defined sets of chequerboards. In 2018, I was also awarded the EPS Small Research Grant for a project (September 2018 - April 2019) focusing on prosopagnosia. In 2021, I was awarded the UKRI CoA grant to extend my work (April 2021 - September 2021) on using tDCS to modulate perceptual learning and face recognition skills. 

Qualifications

I studied (2005-08) at the University of Padua (Italy) for my bachelor's degree in psychology, during which time I obtained an Erasmus Scholarship to study at the University of Kent in the UK during my final year. After graduating from Padua, I returned to Kent to complete my MSc in Cognitive Psychology/ Neuropsychology (2008-09). In 2009, I joined the Psychology Department at the University of Exeter, to pursue my PhD in Cognitive Psychology.  My PhD was awarded in September 2013 and my thesis title was "The Face Inversion Effect and Perceptual Learning: Features and Configurations". 

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research interests broadly regard perceptual learning and face recognition. In the last few years, I have also been studying the effects of brain stimulation (tDCS) on cognitive performance. To further investigate the role of brain stimulation (i.e. tDCS) on performance I am currently also interested in applications of brain stimulation in combination with other techniques (e.g. tDCS/EEG, tDCS/fMRI, tDCS/Eye-Tracking).   

Research projects

Main Projects:

Project Title: Perceptual Learning.

This project aims to investigate the role of perceptual learning in determining one of the most robust cognitive phenomenon in the face recognition literature i.e. the face inversion effect (FIE). The FIE refers to a reduced performance when we try to recognise a familiar face presented upside down. Hence, I am investigating an analogue of the FIE for sets of artificial stimuli (chequerboards) that participants never seen before entering the lab. Furthermore, by using a range of neuroscience techniques (tDCS, EEG, fMRI) I am looking at the mechanisms underpinning the inversion effect for faces and for chequerboards. The results from this project will contribute to the perceptual learning and the face recognition literature.

 

Project Title: Using perceptual learning to understand and influence face recognition.

The human skill at recognising faces is often attributed to configural processing (i.e. relying on the small differences in the relationship between face components across the entire face). One of the most convincing demonstrations of this is the composite face effect. People are less accurate at recognising the top half of one face presented in composite with the bottom half of another face when the composite is upright and aligned than when the two halves are offset laterally (misalignment – a manipulation that disrupts configural processing). This effect suggests that when upright faces are processed, the internal features are so strongly integrated that it becomes difficult to separate the face into isolated components, leading the composite to be perceived as a "new" face. This project aims to extend this demonstration to sets of artificial stimuli (chequerboards) to investigate the role that perceptual learning has in determining the effect and the perceptual processes (configural vs featural) involved. Neuroscience techniques will be used to study the neuro correlates of the composite effect for faces and chequerboards.

Research networks

Cognition Research Group

Centre for Cognitive Control and Associative Learning (CCAL)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

McCourt S, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2023). Changing face contours reduces the inversion effect and overall recognition performance. Current Research in Behavioral Sciences, 4, 100115-100115.
Civile C (2023). Manipulating the face contour reduces overall recognition performance for scrambled faces. Cognitive Science Society, 45, 1914-1920.
Civile C, McLaren I (2023). Modulating perceptual learning indexed by the Face Inversion Effect: Simulating the application of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) using the MKM Model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 49, 139-150.
Civile C (2023). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to selectively modulate the face inversion effect and N170 Event-Related Potentials. Perception
Civile C (2022). Investigating the Composite Effect in prototype-defined checkerboards vs. faces. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Toronto, ON: Cognitive Science Society
Civile C (2022). Manipulating the face contour affects face recognition performance leaving the Face Inversion Effect unaltered. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Toronto, ON: Cognitive Science Society.
Civile C, McLaren I (2022). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) eliminates the Other-Race Effect (ORE) indexed by the Face Inversion Effect for own vs other-race faces. Scientific Reports Abstract.
Civile C, McLaren I (2022). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to influence decision criterion in a target detection paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition
Johnson T, McLaren R, Civile C, McLaren IPL (2021). Dual processes on dual dimensions: Associative and propositionally-mediated discrimination and peak shift. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Teßmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 3136-3142.
McLaren R, Civile C, McLaren I (2021). Latent Inhibition in Young Children: a Developmental Effect?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47, 63-73.
McCourt S, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2021). Perceptual processes of face recognition: Single feature orientation and holistic information contribute to the face inversion effect. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Teßmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 728-734.
Delameter A, Civile C, McLaren I (2021). Special Issue on Recent Advances in Perceptual Learning: Editorial. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47, 1-3.
Civile C, McLaren R, Milton F, McLaren I (2021). The Effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Perceptual Learning for Upright Faces and its Role in the Composite Face Effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47, 74-90.
Waguri E, McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2021). Using prototype-defined checkerboards to investigate the mechanisms contributing to the Composite Face Effect. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Teßmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1236-1242.
Civile C, Quaglia S, Waguri E, Ward M, McLaren R, McLaren I (2021). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to investigate why Faces are and are Not Special. Scientific Reports
Civile C (2020). A novel target detection task using artificial stimuli: the effect of familiarity. Proceedings of the 42st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 3349-3355.
Civile C, Chamizo VD, Artigas A, McLaren IPL (2020). Directional cue and landmark configurations: the effect of rotating one set of landmarks relative to another. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition
Civile C, Waguri E, Quaglia S, Wooster B, Curtis A, McLaren R, Lavric A, McLaren I (2020). Testing the effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on the Face Inversion Effect and the N170 Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) component. Neuropsychologia
Civile C (2020). Testing the immediate effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on face recognition skills. Proceedings of the 42st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1141-1147.
Civile C, Cooke A, Liu X, McLaren R, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Milton F, McLaren I (2020). The effect of tDCS on recognition depends on stimulus generalization: Neuro-stimulation can predictably enhance or reduce the face inversion effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 46, 83-98.
McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2019). Pre-exposure and learning in young children: Evidence of latent inhibition?. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society., 2332-2337.
Humsani SA, Civile C, McLaren IPL (2019). The impact of meta-memory judgements on undergraduates’ learning and memory performance. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society., 1527-1532.
Civile C, Wooster B, Curtis A, McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Lavric A (2019). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to modulate the face inversion effect on the N170 ERP component. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society., 1527-1532.
Civile C, McLaren R, McLaren IPL (2018). How We can Change Your Mind: Anodal tDCS to Fp3 alters human stimulus representation and learning. Neuropsychologia
Civile C, Colvin E, Siddiqui H, Sukhvinder O (2018). Labelling faces as “Autistic” reduces the Inversion Effect. Autism, 23, 1596-1600.
Civile C, Obhi SS, McLaren IPL (2018). The Role of Experience-based Perceptual Learning in the Face Inversion Effect. Vision Research, 157, 84-88.
Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren RP, Galang CM, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2018). The effect of scrambling upright and inverted faces on the N170. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Civile C, Obhi SS (2017). Students wearing police uniforms exhibit biased attention toward individuals wearing hoodies. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(FEB). Abstract.
Civile C, Obhi S, McLaren IPL (2017). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and the Face Inversion Effect: Anodal stimulation at Fp3 reduces recognition for upright faces. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society., 1782-1787.
McLaren IPL, Carpenter K, Civile C, McLaren R, Zhao D, Milton F, Verbruggen F (2016). Categorisation and Perceptual Learning: Why tDCS to Left DLPC enhances generalisation. Associative Learning and Cognition. Homage to Prof. N.J. Mackintosh. Trobalon, J.B. and Chamizo, V.D. (Eds.), University of Barcelona., 37-67.
Civile C, Obhi SS (2016). Power Eliminates the Influence of Body Posture on Facial Emotion Recognition. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 40(4), 283-299. Abstract.
Civile C, Rajagobal A, Obhi SS (2016). Power, Ethnic Origin, and Sexual Objectification. SAGE Open, 6(2). Abstract.
Civile C, Obhi, S.S. (2016). Power, Objectification, and Ethnicity. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 359-359.
Civile C, Obhi SS (2016). Power, Objectification, and Recognition of Sexualized Women and Men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40(2), 199-212. Abstract.
Civile C, Verbruggen, McLaren, Zhao D, Ku Y, McLaren IPL (2016). Switching off perceptual learning: tDCS to left DLPFC eliminates perceptual learning in humans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 290-296.
Civile C, McLaren R, McLaren IPL (2016). The Face Inversion Effect: Roles of First and Second-Order Configural Information. The American Journal of Psychology, 129(1), 23-35. Abstract.
Civile C, Obhi SS (2015). Towards a mechanistic understanding of the effects of body posture on facial emotion categorization. American Journal of Psychology, 128(3), 367-377. Abstract.
Civile C, Zhao D, Ku Y, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2014). Perceptual learning and inversion effects: Recognition of prototype-defined familiar checkerboards. J Exp Psychol Anim Learn Cogn, 40(2), 144-161. Abstract.  Author URL.
Civile C, Chamizo VD, Mackintosh NJ, McLaren IPL (2014). The effect of disrupting configural information on rats' performance in the Morris water maze. Learning and Motivation Abstract.
Civile C, McLaren RP, McLaren IPL (2014). The face inversion effect--parts and wholes: individual features and their configuration. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 67(4), 728-746. Abstract.  Author URL.
Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren R, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2012). Face recognition and brain potentials: Disruption of configural information reduces the face inversion effect. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society., 1422-1427.
Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren R, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2012). The face inversion effect and evoked brain potentials: Complete loss of configural information affects the N170. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 1416-1421.
Civile C, McLaren R, McLaren IPL (2011). Perceptual learning and face recognition: Disruption of second-order relational information reduces the face inversion effect. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society., 2083-2088.
McLaren IPL, Civile C (2011). Perceptual learning for a familiar category under inversion: an analogue of face inversion?. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 3320-3325.

Conferences

Humsani SAH, Civile C, McLaren IPL (2019). The Impact of Meta-memory Judgments on Undergraduate's Learning and Memory Performance.  Abstract.
Civile C, Wooster B, Curtis A, McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Lavric A (2019). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to modulate the face inversion effect on the N170 ERP component.  Abstract.
Civile C, Elchlepp, McLaren RP, Lavric, McLaren IPL (2012). The face inversion effect and evoked brain potentials: Complete loss of configural information affects the N170. Cognitive Science. 1st - 1st Jan 2012.

Publications by year


2023

McCourt S, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2023). Changing face contours reduces the inversion effect and overall recognition performance. Current Research in Behavioral Sciences, 4, 100115-100115.
Civile C (2023). Manipulating the face contour reduces overall recognition performance for scrambled faces. Cognitive Science Society, 45, 1914-1920.
Civile C, McLaren I (2023). Modulating perceptual learning indexed by the Face Inversion Effect: Simulating the application of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) using the MKM Model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 49, 139-150.
Civile C (2023). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to selectively modulate the face inversion effect and N170 Event-Related Potentials. Perception

2022

Waguri E (2022). Changing the question “Are faces special?” to “In what way are faces special?” : an investigation of face recognition and perceptual learning.  Abstract.
Civile C (2022). Investigating the Composite Effect in prototype-defined checkerboards vs. faces. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Toronto, ON: Cognitive Science Society
Civile C (2022). Manipulating the face contour affects face recognition performance leaving the Face Inversion Effect unaltered. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Toronto, ON: Cognitive Science Society.
Civile C, McLaren I (2022). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) eliminates the Other-Race Effect (ORE) indexed by the Face Inversion Effect for own vs other-race faces. Scientific Reports Abstract.
Civile C, McLaren I (2022). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to influence decision criterion in a target detection paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition

2021

Johnson T, McLaren R, Civile C, McLaren IPL (2021). Dual processes on dual dimensions: Associative and propositionally-mediated discrimination and peak shift. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Teßmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 3136-3142.
McLaren R, Civile C, McLaren I (2021). Latent Inhibition in Young Children: a Developmental Effect?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47, 63-73.
McCourt S, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2021). Perceptual processes of face recognition: Single feature orientation and holistic information contribute to the face inversion effect. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Teßmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 728-734.
Delameter A, Civile C, McLaren I (2021). Special Issue on Recent Advances in Perceptual Learning: Editorial. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47, 1-3.
Civile C, McLaren R, Milton F, McLaren I (2021). The Effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Perceptual Learning for Upright Faces and its Role in the Composite Face Effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47, 74-90.
Waguri E, McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2021). Using prototype-defined checkerboards to investigate the mechanisms contributing to the Composite Face Effect. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Teßmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1236-1242.
Civile C, Quaglia S, Waguri E, Ward M, McLaren R, McLaren I (2021). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to investigate why Faces are and are Not Special. Scientific Reports

2020

Civile C (2020). A novel target detection task using artificial stimuli: the effect of familiarity. Proceedings of the 42st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 3349-3355.
Civile C, Chamizo VD, Artigas A, McLaren IPL (2020). Directional cue and landmark configurations: the effect of rotating one set of landmarks relative to another. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition
Civile C, Waguri E, Quaglia S, Wooster B, Curtis A, McLaren R, Lavric A, McLaren I (2020). Testing the effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on the Face Inversion Effect and the N170 Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) component. Neuropsychologia
Civile C (2020). Testing the immediate effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on face recognition skills. Proceedings of the 42st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1141-1147.
Civile C, Cooke A, Liu X, McLaren R, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Milton F, McLaren I (2020). The effect of tDCS on recognition depends on stimulus generalization: Neuro-stimulation can predictably enhance or reduce the face inversion effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 46, 83-98.
Cooke A (2020). The influence of neurostimulation on stimulus discrimination:. tDCS at Fp3 can modulate old / new recognition and target detection for faces and chequerboards.  Abstract.

2019

McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Civile C (2019). Pre-exposure and learning in young children: Evidence of latent inhibition?. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society., 2332-2337.
Humsani SAH, Civile C, McLaren IPL (2019). The Impact of Meta-memory Judgments on Undergraduate's Learning and Memory Performance.  Abstract.
Humsani SA, Civile C, McLaren IPL (2019). The impact of meta-memory judgements on undergraduates’ learning and memory performance. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society., 1527-1532.
Civile C, Wooster B, Curtis A, McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Lavric A (2019). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to modulate the face inversion effect on the N170 ERP component.  Abstract.
Civile C, Wooster B, Curtis A, McLaren R, McLaren IPL, Lavric A (2019). Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to modulate the face inversion effect on the N170 ERP component. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society., 1527-1532.

2018

Civile C, McLaren R, McLaren IPL (2018). How We can Change Your Mind: Anodal tDCS to Fp3 alters human stimulus representation and learning. Neuropsychologia
Civile C, Colvin E, Siddiqui H, Sukhvinder O (2018). Labelling faces as “Autistic” reduces the Inversion Effect. Autism, 23, 1596-1600.
Civile C, Obhi SS, McLaren IPL (2018). The Role of Experience-based Perceptual Learning in the Face Inversion Effect. Vision Research, 157, 84-88.
Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren RP, Galang CM, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2018). The effect of scrambling upright and inverted faces on the N170. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

2017

Civile C, Obhi SS (2017). Students wearing police uniforms exhibit biased attention toward individuals wearing hoodies. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(FEB). Abstract.
Civile C, Obhi S, McLaren IPL (2017). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and the Face Inversion Effect: Anodal stimulation at Fp3 reduces recognition for upright faces. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society., 1782-1787.

2016

McLaren IPL, Carpenter K, Civile C, McLaren R, Zhao D, Milton F, Verbruggen F (2016). Categorisation and Perceptual Learning: Why tDCS to Left DLPC enhances generalisation. Associative Learning and Cognition. Homage to Prof. N.J. Mackintosh. Trobalon, J.B. and Chamizo, V.D. (Eds.), University of Barcelona., 37-67.
Civile C, Obhi SS (2016). Power Eliminates the Influence of Body Posture on Facial Emotion Recognition. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 40(4), 283-299. Abstract.
Civile C, Rajagobal A, Obhi SS (2016). Power, Ethnic Origin, and Sexual Objectification. SAGE Open, 6(2). Abstract.
Civile C, Obhi, S.S. (2016). Power, Objectification, and Ethnicity. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 359-359.
Civile C, Obhi SS (2016). Power, Objectification, and Recognition of Sexualized Women and Men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40(2), 199-212. Abstract.
Civile C, Verbruggen, McLaren, Zhao D, Ku Y, McLaren IPL (2016). Switching off perceptual learning: tDCS to left DLPFC eliminates perceptual learning in humans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 290-296.
Civile C, McLaren R, McLaren IPL (2016). The Face Inversion Effect: Roles of First and Second-Order Configural Information. The American Journal of Psychology, 129(1), 23-35. Abstract.

2015

Civile C, Obhi SS (2015). Towards a mechanistic understanding of the effects of body posture on facial emotion categorization. American Journal of Psychology, 128(3), 367-377. Abstract.

2014

Civile C, Zhao D, Ku Y, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2014). Perceptual learning and inversion effects: Recognition of prototype-defined familiar checkerboards. J Exp Psychol Anim Learn Cogn, 40(2), 144-161. Abstract.  Author URL.
Civile C, Chamizo VD, Mackintosh NJ, McLaren IPL (2014). The effect of disrupting configural information on rats' performance in the Morris water maze. Learning and Motivation Abstract.
Civile C, McLaren RP, McLaren IPL (2014). The face inversion effect--parts and wholes: individual features and their configuration. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 67(4), 728-746. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren R, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2012). Face recognition and brain potentials: Disruption of configural information reduces the face inversion effect. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society., 1422-1427.
Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren R, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2012). The face inversion effect and evoked brain potentials: Complete loss of configural information affects the N170. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 1416-1421.
Civile C, Elchlepp, McLaren RP, Lavric, McLaren IPL (2012). The face inversion effect and evoked brain potentials: Complete loss of configural information affects the N170. Cognitive Science. 1st - 1st Jan 2012.

2011

Civile C, McLaren R, McLaren IPL (2011). Perceptual learning and face recognition: Disruption of second-order relational information reduces the face inversion effect. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society., 2083-2088.
McLaren IPL, Civile C (2011). Perceptual learning for a familiar category under inversion: an analogue of face inversion?. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 3320-3325.

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Research Fellows

  • Rossy McLaren

Postgraduate researchers

  • Toby Johnson PhD Candidate
  • Siobhan McCourt PhD Candidate
  • Guangtong Wang PhD Candidate

Alumni

  • Emika Waguri PhD Completed in 2022.

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