Our attempt to pose incongruent facial expressions/body postures
Nicole Nelson joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Nicole earned her PhD at Boston College under the mentorship of Professor Jim Russell. Her postdoctoral research, funded by NSF, will further investigate the development of emotion recognition during childhood.
Valentina Prioetta joins the lab as a visiting scholar. Valentina is a PhD student from Milano, Italy where she works under the mentorship of Professor Viola Macchi Casia. She is investigating how the influence of facial age (child, young adult, older adult) influences face perception.
Cathy Mondloch published a paper in PLoS ONE: "Facing Aggression: Cues Differ for Female versus Male Faces".
Louise Ewing (University of Western Australia) visits the lab and gives a talk about face representations in children with autism.
Lindsey Short wins a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology. Congratulations!
Matt Horner, Nicole Nelson, Valentina Proietti, Thalia Semplonius, and Lindsey Short each present a poster at the Vision Sciences Society meeting in Naples, Florida.
Bryce Hunt joins the lab as a Research Technician.
Thalia Semplonius receives a Dean of Graduate Studies Spring 2012 Research Fellowship.
Amanda George joins the lab as a Research Assistant.
Lindsey Short returns from a 2-month research apprenticeship at the University of Western Australia where she worked with Professor Gillian Rhodes.
Lindsey Short publishes a paper in Evolution and Human Behavior (on line): "Detection of propensity for aggression based on facial structure irrespective of face race".
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Face Perception
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Infant and Child Development Lab at Brock University to investigate face perception in participants between 3 and 80 years of age, under the supervision of Cathy Mondloch, PhD. For more information please click here.
Thalia Stroobosscher joins the lab as an M.A. student.
Lindsey Short leaves for a 2 month research experience at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of Prof. Gillian Rhodes.
Anne Hackland joins the lab as a research assistant.
Cathy Mondloch publishes a paper in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology: Sad or fearful? The influence of body posture on adults' and children's perception of facial displays of emotion.
Professor Cathy Mondloch receives a Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award from NSERC - an award given to facilitate her work on the development of face perception. Learn more about this award by clicking on one of the following links:
The St. Catharines Standard
Niagara This Week
Professor Cathy Mondloch receives a Discovery Grant from NSERC. This money will fund her work on the development of face recognition.
Matt Horner receives the Dean of Graduate Studies Spring 2011 Research Fellowship for his work on the influence of body posture on perception of facial expressions.
Cathy Mondloch and Lindsey Short each give a talk at the 2011 International Conference on Social Cognition and Neuroscience in Hangzhou, China.
Lindsay Meldrum is accepted to the Master's in Applied Health Sciences Program at Brock University. Congratulations!
Cathy Mondloch becomes Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Lindsey Short travels to Jinhua, China. She will spend 2 months there testing adults and children on a variety of face-perception tasks and creating a database of 2D and 3D face images. She is also developing proficiency with chop sticks and with a new language!
Lindsey Short and Alex Hatry publish a paper in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology: The development of norm-based coding and race-specific face prototypes: An examination of 5- and 8-year-olds' face space.
Jasmine Mian captures GOLD at the OUA Wrestling Championships. She was named OUA Outstanding Female Wrestler and Brock's Athlete of the week for her outstanding performance. Congratulations!
Cathy Mondloch gives an invited talk at the School of Medicine, National University of Mexico: "The Nature and Development of Expert Face Processing"
Lindsey Short publishes a paper in the 'Short and Sweet' section of Perception: The Importance of Social Factors is a Matter of Perception
Matt Horner joins the lab as an MA student.
Sarah Tisi joins our team as Lab Coordinator.
Lindsey Short successfully defends her MA thesis! Welcome to the PhD program!
Cathy Mondloch publishes a paper in Perception: The function and specificity of sensitivity to cues to facial identity: An individual differences approach.
***Lindsey Short wins a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship!! Congratulations Lindsey!***
Danielle Longfield wins a CPA award for her excellent work as a Teaching Assistant.
Danielle Longfield presents a poster at Vision Sciences Society Meeting: Sad or Afraid? Body Posture Influences Children's and Adults' Perception of Emotional Facial Displays
Lindsey Short presents a poster at the Vision Sciences Society Meeting: Is Social Categorization Alone Sufficient to Induce Opposing Face Aftereffects?
Xin Zheng presents a poster at the Vision Sciences Society Meeting: Delineating the temporal sequence and mechanisms for perceiving individual faces.
Cheryl McCormick and Cathy Mondloch present a poster at the Vision Sciences Society Meeting: The Facial Width-to-Height Ratio as a Basis for Estimating Aggression from Emotionally Neutral Faces
Jasmine Mian receives an Undergraduate Student Research Award from NSERC
Cathy Mondloch receives a SSHRC Operating Grant
Allison Mondloch joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant.
Lindsey Short is awarded a Research Fellowship from the Dean of Graduate Studies
Cathy Mondloch publishes a paper in Perception: Estimating aggression from emotionally neutral faces: Which facial cues are diagnostic?
Lindsey Short presents a poster at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting in Montreal: The development of category-contingent face prototypes: An examination of opposing attractiveness in five-year-old children.
Xin Zheng presents a poster at the Cognitive Neurosciences Society Meeting in Montreal: ERP correlates of facial distinctiveness: P2 sensitivity to identity strength.
Cathy Mondloch presents a poster at the Cognitive Neurosciences Society Meeting in Montreal: Judging aggressiveness based on facial structure: Sensitivity to facial width-to-height ratio in own-versus other-race faces.
Cathy Mondloch participates in a symposium at the Human Development Conference in New York City: Sad or Fearful? The Influence of Body Posture on Children's Perception of Briefly Presented Facial Displays.
Cathy Mondloch publishes a paper in Perception: Discrimination of facial features by adults, 10-year-olds, and cataract-reversal patients.
Jasmine Mian captures first place in her weight class at the OUA Wrestling Championships! Congratulations to Jasmine and the entire Brock Team.
Lindsay Meldrum and Jasmine Mian join the lab as undergraduate research assistants.
The Infant and Child Development Lab at Brock University, directed by Dr. Cathy Mondloch, is pleased to announce receiving a $170,000 grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (Leaders Opportunity Fund). This grant will allow Dr. Mondloch to purchase two desktop eye trackers, behavioural recording equipment, and both a 3D and a 4D (3D with motion) camera. This state-of-the-art equipment will allow us to enhance our cutting edge research investigating the development of expert face processing.
Cathy Mondloch publishes a paper in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, with Mark Vida, a former Honours Thesis student: Children's representations of facial expression and identity: Identity-contingent expression aftereffects.
Cathy Mondloch, along with colleagues from Australia, Hong Kong, and Canada, publishes a paper in British Journal of Psychology: Contact and other-race effects in configural and component processing of faces.
Cathy Mondloch, along with colleagues from McMaster, publishes a paper in Journal of Anxiety Disorders: Shyness and face scanning in children.
Cathy Mondloch is interviewed by the Toronto Star, in the case of Suaad Hagi Mohamud: http://www.thestar.com/article/703643
Alex Hatry successfully defends her MA thesis! Title: Investigating Opposing Aftereffects in 8-year-olds and Adults
The Infant and Child Development lab takes a tour of Fort George where Lindsey Short (MA student) is a historical re-enactor!
Cathy Mondloch is interviewed by the Toronto Star, in the case of Suaad Hagi Mohamud, who was accused of using false passport: http://www.thestar.com/article/678690
The Infant and Child Development Lab welcomes Youth University!! We worked with children enrolled in the CSI and Computer Camps
Members of the Infant and Child Development Lab enjoy Canada Day in downtown St. Catharines while recruiting future participants from our community!
Krysten Murphy joins the lab through the Experience Works program.
Lab members travel to Naples Florida for the Vision Sciences Meeting. We presented 4 posters:
Cathy Mondloch presented The development of face prototypes: Evidence for Simple and Opposing Aftereffects in Children
Lindsey Short presented Forgetting faces in a crowd: Faster Memory Decay for Other-Race Faces?
Danielle Longfield presented Posed versus Genuine Expressions: Are Children Easily Fooled?
Mark Vida presented Happy or sad? The effects of age and face race on expression aftereffects.
Mark Vida presents a poster at the Society for Research in Child Development Meeting: Perceiving ambiguous facial expressions: Adaptation aftereffects in 5- to 11-year olds.
Alex Hatry presents a poster at the Society for Research in Child Development Meeting: 8-year-olds treat Caucasian and Chinese Faces as Separate Categories.
Cathy Mondloch publishes a paper in Child Development with Gizelle Anzures and Chrissy Lackner, two former Honours Thesis students: Face adaptation and aftereffects in 8-year-olds and adults.