[visionlist] Applications for Funded PhD Studentship

Delicato, Louise L.Delicato at hw.ac.uk
Tue Mar 9 09:11:13 -04 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Please disseminate to prospective candidates

Fully Funded Psychology PhD Studentship (Deadline 13th April 2021 / Start September 2021)

The relative contribution of perceptual and affective processing in emotion recognition of faces. (Ref.: SoSS-2021-005).

Supervisory team: Dr. Louise Delicato & Prof. Thusha Rajendran.
Research Centre: Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences

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. As well as 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.

It is desirable, though not essential, for applicants for this project to have programming skills.

For more details and to apply please go to https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/scholarships/psychology-phd-scholarships-2021-22.htm

If you have any other questions then please email Dr. Louise Delicato<mailto:l.delicato at hw.ac.uk?subject=PhD%20Studentship>.
Best wishes,

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