[visionlist] Funded PhD Studentship

Delicato, Louise L.Delicato at hw.ac.uk
Mon Aug 10 11:35:03 -04 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Please share the following PhD opportunity with prospective students:

Fully Funded PhD Studentship at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
£15,285 annual stipend for three years (increased each year in line with UKRI studentships), plus tuition fees waived and a research support allowance of £2,250

Disentangling affective and perceptual processing in emotion recognition: Applications to health and affective computing. (Ref. SoSS-2020-014) Supervisory team: Prof. Thusha Rajendran & Dr. Louise Delicato

This interdisciplinary project between Psychology and Computer Science seeks to understand the relative contribution of perceptual (visual information) and affective processing in emotion recognition of faces by using stimulus sets tailored to participants. This project will advance both theory, such as the double empathy problem in people with autism and the facial feedback hypothesis, as well as support the development of personalised health behaviour interventions. In addition to being important for effective social communication, facial emotion recognition is disrupted in a number of conditions (e.g.,depression, autism and Parkinson’s) and is increasingly important in the development of artificially intelligent systems (affective computing) including social robots (e.g.,Furhat robot). Behavioural performance will be measured for different facial expressions across a range of experimental paradigms. Recording of participants’ eye movements as well as quantification and classification of production of facial expressions with participants from different populations (e.g.,autistic traits) will also take place.

Please see the links below with further information relating to the PhD studentships currently being advertised. The second link relates to Psychology specific ones and the final link to the project that I am supervising. If you have any other questions then please get in touch.


Please also see the paper below which us useful for further details about the area of research.

Best wishes,

Dr. Louise S. Delicato, MA (Hons) PhD CPsychol SFHEA
Assistant Professor in Psychology
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