Lab

Lúcia Garrido, PI
I am very lucky to work with the people below.



Maria Tsantani, PhD Student, 2015 - present
Maria completed a BA in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology at the National and Kapodistran University of Athens. Maria then moved to the University of Glasgow to complete a psychology conversion-MSc in Psychological Studies and an MSc in Brain Imaging. Her MSc projects looked at perceived trustworthiness and dominance from voices. Maria started her PhD at Brunel in October of 2015, and she is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Maria is investigating multisensory representations of person identity from faces and voices. Maria has now successfully passed her viva and has moved to a postdoc with Dr Richard Cook at Birkbeck, University of London.


Olga Korolkova, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2018-present
Olga is interested in face perception, facial expression categorisation, and multimodal person recognition. She graduated from Lomonosov University, Department of Psychology (Moscow, 2009), and completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Vladimir Barabanschikov (Moscow, 2013). During her PhD, Olga compared categorical perception of morphed and realistic (human-posed) transitions between facial emotional expressions and developed a new stimuli set for that purpose. Later, she used the transient expressions obtained from a poser to explore the adaptation effect to static and dynamic faces and found that dynamic information in the face does not add to the adaptation bias previously found for static faces. Olga has also explored facial expression categorisation and adaptation using fMRI (in Ekaterina Pechenkova Lab, Moscow). Olga is currently investigating multimodal representations of people from faces and voices, using both fMRI and behavioural methods.


Sara Abdul-Hameed, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2019
Sara is a student of the BSc in Psychology at Brunel, and she has been working as an RA in the lab. Sara is working on the project investigating temperature changes in the face in response to emotions.



Previous Lab members

Natasha Baxter, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2018
Natasha is a student of the BSc in Psychology at Brunel, and she has been working as an RA and Work Placement Student in the lab. Natasha is working on the project investigating temperature changes in the face in response to emotions.

Nadine Lavan, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2017
Nadine completed a BA in Linguistics, Phonetics and English Literature at University of Cologne in Germany before moving to London to do a masters in Speech, Language and Cognition at UCL. Nadine then did a PhD in Psychology at Royal Holloway, working with Dr Carolyn McGettigan. Nadine's research has focused on laughter processing, and on investigating the effect of familiarity on speaker recognition. She has been very interested in understanding how the variability in vocal signals affects perception of speaker characteristics. At Brunel, Nadine worked on a project looking at multisensory representations of person identity from faces and voices, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Andrew Phillips-Hird, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2016-2017
Andrew was a student of the BSc in Psychology at Brunel, and he worked as an RA in the lab, analysing data from thermal images of faces. Andrew also did his final year dissertation in the lab.

Emily Mitson, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2016-2017
Emily was a student of the BSc in Psychology at Brunel, and she worked as an RA in the lab, analysing data from thermal images of faces. 

Chiara Casella, Research Assistant, 2016
Chiara worked in the lab in the Spring and Summer of 2016, in a project funded by the Bial Foundation, looking at temperature changes in the face in response to emotions. Chiara is currently a PhD student at Cardiff University. 

Christine Girges, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016
Christine did a BSc and a PhD in Psychology at Brunel University. She worked very briefly in the lab as a postdoc before moving to a postdoc at UCL.

Lisa Kuhn, PhD student (2013-2015) and Postdoctoral Researcher (2015)
Lisa did a PhD at Brunel University London (her primary supervisor was Professor Taeko Wydell). Her main project focused on comparing representations of emotion across faces and voices, both in adults and children. She then briefly worked in the lab as a postdoc, in a project funded by the Bial Foundation, before moving to a postdoc at University of Saarland.

Rasanat Nawaz, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2015

Deka Ibrahim, Work Placement Student, 2015

Roxanne Zamyadi, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014

Tiana Rakotonombana, Research Assistant, Summer 2014

Rebecca Carr, Work Placement Student, 2014

Jalpesh Patel, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014




Collaborators, Past and Present

Brad Duchaine, Dartmouth College

Ken Nakayama, Harvard University

Nick Furl, Royal Holloway, University of London 

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Columbia University

Laura Germine, Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital

Carolyn McGettigan, Royal Holloway, University of London

Nicholas Pound, Brunel University London


Jeremy Wilmer, Wellesley College




Funding

Leverhulme Trust Research Grant: 2015 to 2019
Multisensory processing of faces and voices in person identity recognition.
Lúcia Garrido (PI), Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (CI), and Carolyn McGettigan (CI)

Bial Foundation Grant: 2015 to 2017
Facial and bodily temperature maps of emotions.
Lúcia Garrido (PI) and Nicholas Pound (CI)