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Research Interests

Visual cognition: object and face perception, visual attention, perceptual organisation

Current projects:

1. The effect of facial disfigurements on attention and perception of faces

2. Visual affordances and tool perception

3. Category-specificity in visual object recognition

Methodology:

- eye tracking, EEG, behavioural experiments

Teaching Activity

  • PY1117 & PY1120 Cognitive Psychology 1 (memory, attention, perception)
  • PY3112 Mind and brain: An introduction to philosophy of mind

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Psychology, Universite P. Mendes France, Grenoble, France (1998)
  • M.Sc. Cognitive Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (1995)
  • B.Sc. Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (1993)

PhD Supervision

f you are interested in doing a PhD or a postdoc in cognitive neuroscience, please contact me for an informal discussion of topics and funding opportunities. Currently I am interested in the following topics:

1. The time course of object and face processing using EEG

2. The effect of facial disfigurements on perception and attention to faces

3. Configural and emotional processing in faces

4. Brain mechanisms underlying object-based visual attention 

Contact Details

Email:  l.boutsen@aston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4069
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090
Office: SW 508 (South Wing)

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Research Output 1995 2018

Differential impact of disfiguring facial features on overt and covert attention

Boutsen, L., Pearson, N. A. & Jüttner, M., 1 Oct 2018, In : Acta Psychologica. 190, p. 122-134 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Reaction Time
Cicatrix
Cues
Costs and Cost Analysis

The effect of disfiguring features on covert and overt attention to faces

Boutsen, L., Pearson, N. & Jüttner, M., 31 Aug 2015, In : Perception. 44, Suppl.1, p. 17 1 p., 1P1M057.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Eye movements
Experiments
Processing
Eye Movements
Reaction Time

Ingroup categorization affects the structural encoding of other-race faces: evidence from the N170 event-related potential

Cassidy, K. D., Boutsen, L., Humphreys, G. W. & Quinn, K. A., 31 Dec 2014, In : Social neuroscience. 9, 3, p. 235-248 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evoked Potentials
event
evidence
university
outgroup

Are faces special? A case of pure prosopagnosia

Riddoch, M. J., Johnston, R. A., Bracewell, R. M., Boutsen, L. & Humphreys, G. W., Feb 2008, In : Cognitive Neuropsychology. 25, 1, p. 3-26 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prosopagnosia
Aptitude
Learning
Survival

Comparing neural correlates of configural processing in faces and objects: An ERP study of the thatcher illusion

Boutsen, L., Humphreys, G. W., Praamstra, P. & Warbrick, T., Aug 2006, In : Neuroimage. 32, 1, p. 352-367 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occipital Lobe
Parietal Lobe
Temporal Lobe
Mouth
Electroencephalography

Activities 2003 2019

  • 7 Participation in conference
  • 6 Publication peer-review
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Experimental Psychology Society UK meeting

Luc Boutsen (Invited speaker)
10 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

European Conference on Visual Perception

Luc Boutsen (Participant)
25 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

38th European Conference on Visual Perception

Luc Boutsen (Participant)
24 Aug 201627 Aug 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting

Luc Boutsen (Speaker)
Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Are you looking at me? Attending to facial disfigurements in covert and overt ways

Luc Boutsen (Speaker)
1 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk