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Dr Fatima Felisberti

Senior lecturer in psychology, Kingston University.

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Dr Fatima Maria Felisberti is a neuroscientist whose research focuses on face and emotion processing, social cognition, and evolutionary psychology. She is interested in behaviour, both in terms of how neurones react to environmental stimuli right through to how humans behave during social interactions.

Ultimately her research aims to develop a more integrated view of human behaviour. To this end she is currently developing a number of multidisciplinary projects in an attempt to uncover complex behaviours related to the recognition of one's own face, visual memory in social contexts, the cognitive effects of parental investment in emotion perception, and the effect of symmetry in human attraction.

Fatima is an ad hoc referee for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and for a number of scientific journals, among them the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Psychology & Neuroscience, Acta Psychologica, and Human Evolution.

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Year gained Subject
1996 PhD Neurosciences, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
1992 PhD Experimental Psychology, São Paulo University, Brazil
1988 BSc & MSc Experimental Psychology, São Paulo University, Brazil

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2006 - 2010 Visiting lecturer, Kings College London.
2006 - Senior lecturer, Kingston University.
2006 Senior lecturer, Thames Valley University.
2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral researcher, Royal Holloway University of London.
2001 - 2007 Associate Lecturer, Open University, London & Cambridge.
2000 - 2003 Postdoctoral researcher, City University, London.
2000 - 2003 Visiting Lecturer, City University, London.
1996 - 2000 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Nottingham.


Felisberti, F.M and Pavey, L. (2010). Contextual modulation of biases in face recognitionPLoS ONE 5: e12939.

Prince, Simon J.D. , Elder, James H. , Warrell, Jonathan and Felisberti, Fatima M. (2008) Tied factor analysis for face recognition across large pose differences.2 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 30(6), pp. 970-984. ISSN (print) 0162-8828

Felisberti, Fatima M. and Zanker, Johannes M. (2005) Attention modulates perception of transparent motion.3 Vision Research, 45(19), pp. 2587-2599. ISSN (online) 0042-6989

Felisberti, Fatima M. , Solomon, Joshua A. and Morgan, Michael J. (2005) The role of target salience in crowding.4 Perception, 34(7), pp. 823-833. ISSN (print) 0301-0066

Solomon, Joshua A. , Felisberti, Fatima M. and Morgan, Michael J. (2004) Crowding and the tilt illusion: toward a unified account.5 Journal of Vision, 4(6), pp. 500-508. ISSN (online) 1534-7362

Felisberti, Fatima and Derrington, Andrew M. (2001) Long-range interactions in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the New-World monkey, Callithrix jacchus.6 Visual Neuroscience, 18(2), pp. 209-218. ISSN (print) 0952-5238

Conference Highlights

Dr Felisberti is a seasoned conference presenter, and has given talks at several universities in the UK and abroad, including UCL, Royal Holloway University of London, UMIST, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany and Sao Paulo University in Brazil.

Professional Body Membership

APS - Association for Psychological Science (member since 2006)

AVA - Applied Vision Association (member since 2002)

IBRO - International Brain Research Association (member since 1998)

S4SN - Society for Social Neuroscience (member since 2011)

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