Previously completed an MSci (Experimental, Cognitive & Social Psychology) at The University of York, I then went on to complete the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience. I am currently completing my PhD in Neuroscience (funded by White Rose ESRC DTP) focussing on facial recognition.
The Role Of Shape And Texture In The Neural Representation Of Faces
My PhD endeavours to better understand how the brain represents information about faces.
The main hypothesis of the research is that the neural representation in face regions, rather than being directly linked to high-level concepts such as identity or expression, is based on a more basic underlying representation, such as shape or texture. This type of representation would provide a more general code that could be used to decode information from faces in a more flexible way.