My research focuses on the perception and recognition of human faces. Faces are complex stimuli that we see everyday of our lives, since the time we are born. This complex information is represented in the brain as face memories. We build on these representations via multiple encounters with faces and make rich memories for them, such that recognizing our mother's face, from any appearance, becomes a trivial task. I study the brain processes that enable this robust face recognition ability and their maturation from childhood to adulthood.
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