Aug 012012

I earned my B.S. in Psychology from Christopher Newport University in 2012. My research examined changes in face recognition strategies due to the influence of highly emotional contexts using the Error-from-Sample (EFS) method. This method calculates utility of face dimensions when individuals are asked to recall and identify faces, which can be presented in a variety of contexts.

Currently I am interested in individual differences in learning categories of expertise, such as faces and other objects of interest. I use Item Response Theory (IRT) modeling to create behavioral measures of face and object recognition to explore performance differences in visual recognition as a function experience. Additionally, I am interested using fMRI to explore neural correlates of expertise development and individual differences in brain activity and its relationship to behavioral performance for categories of expertise.

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