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Isabel Gauthier

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Isabel Gauthier

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Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Education

    Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Psychology, 2010

    B.Sc. Honours, Dalhousie University, Psychology, 2005


    Curriculum Vitae

    Jennifer J. Richler

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

    I am broadly interested in the cognitive mechanisms involved in visual object recognition, memory, and categorization and how these processes are modulated by experience and expertise. A good deal of my research with my advisors Isabel Gauthier of the OPL and Tom Palmeri of the CatLab has used faces, a category for which we are all experts, to explore a behavioral marker of perceptual expertise, holistic processing. My dissertation at Vanderbilt explored the consequences of naming objects on memory for those objects.