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Psychology Research Opportunities

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Andrew M. Herbert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the department at the Rochester Institute of Technology, will come to HWS to talk about Psychology Research Opportunities at RIT.

Herbert’s research interests are varied, examining different visual illusions, the perception of structure in the world (focusing on bilateral symmetry detection), and the timing and locus of different perceptual and cognitive processes.

He has recently done research on the perception of faces and facial expressions. This includes work with various students on the relative salience of different facial expressions.   He collaborates with Dr. Jeff Pelz, examining eye movements during change detection and responses to emotional faces among other things, in the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Lab (MVR Lab) housed in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science at RIT.  This interdisciplinary lab hosts researchers in psychology, imaging science, IT and the NTID. 

Herbert graduated with a B.S. in biology from McGill University in Montreal and completed an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario in Psychology.  He spent two years working with Daphne McCulloch and Eric Brodie at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, before returning to Canada to work with Jocelyn Faubert at the University of Montreal.  He spent three years at the University of North Texas, running the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychology there.   Herbert has been at RIT since 2002 and, in December 2008, took over as Chair of the Department of Psychology.

His talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gulick Hall 100.