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Romina Palermo

Assoc/Prof Romina Palermo

Associate Professor
Psychological Science, School of

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School of Psychological Science
The University of Western Australia (M304)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3256
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Room 1.39, Psychology Building, Perth campus
PhD W.Aust.
• Ph.D. Psychology (Distinction). School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, 2004.
• B.Sc. Psychology (Honours). Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 1997.
Key research
My research aims to understand the perceptual, cognitive, and neural mechanisms underlying person perception. This often involves studying faces, as they provide information about the identity, age, sex, race, attractiveness and mood of other people, but also involves studying the perception of bodies and voices. In addition to our work with typically developing children and adults, my lab also investigates person perception in children and adults with atypical development, psychopathology, or brain injury. This includes studies of developmental disorders affecting face processing (congenital/developmental prosopagnosia and autism); neuropsychological studies of people with brain injuries affecting face identity recognition (acquired prosopagnosia) and expression recognition (amygdala/orbitofrontal cortex lesions); and investigations into psychopathology affecting person perception (social anxiety, borderline personality disorder, callous-unemotional traits).
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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