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Department of Cognitive Science

Cogntive Science Alumni

Bhuvanesh Awasthi

Bhuvanesh Awasthi

Thesis Details

An investigation into visually guided reaching to low spatial frequency faces.

Various aspects of facial information have been associated with distinct ranges of spatial frequencies. Configural processing of faces depends chiefly on low spatial frequency (LSF) information whereas feature based processing depends on high spatial frequency (HSF) information. In order to better understand how faces are processed by the visual system, it is necessary to determine the relative order in which LSF and HSF are integrated in face processing and how this order affects recognition. I use visually guided reaching as a continuous behavioural measure as well as magnetoencephalography (MEG) to study perceptual processing of faces and non-face stimuli.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Supervisors : Associate Professor Mark Williams, Dr Jason Friedman and Dr Brad Duchaine (University College London)