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Anne-Raphaelle Richoz

Job: PhD
Office: RM C-3.110
Rue P.A. de Faucigny 2
1700 Fribourg
Phone: +41 26 300 7683
eMail: anne-raphaelle.richoz@unifr.ch
 
Unit: Neurosciences visuelles et sociales      
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Research

Keywords

  • The affective system in clinical populations (brain-damaged patients)
  • The affective system in infants
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Face processing

Research fields

I am interested in the development of the affective system in infants and its functioning in clinical populations.

Having had the opportunity to study the attentional performance of schizophrenic patients during my master thesis, I developed a great interest in the study of clinical populations. More precisely, I started to investigate the performance of a prosopagnosic patient in categorizing dynamic and static facial expressions with the aim to address the controversial question of whether the face information of identity and emotional expression categorization tap into a unique or separate representational system. 

I am also interested in the development of the affective system in infants. From early in life, the face recognition system of newborn children develops and specializes in the recognition of faces present in his environment. The newborn child does not only recognize the faces of his caregivers but also their voices, suggesting here an early development of multisensory perceptual abilities.


Teaching

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Supervision of seminar dissertations
  • Supervision of BA and MA thesis
  • Advisor of studies for the Master in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Advisor of studies for the Master in Development 

Publications

Journal articles 

Turano*, M. T., Lao*, J., Richoz, A.-R., De Lissa, P., Desgosciu, S. B. A., Viggiano, M. P., & Caldara, R. (2017). Fear boosts the early neural coding of faces. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 1-13.

* Joint first author

Fiset, D., Blais, C., Royer, J., Richoz, A.-R., Dugas, G., & Caldara, R. (in press). Mapping the impairment in decoding static facial expressions of emotion in prosopagnosia. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience.

Richoz, A.-R., Quinn, P. C., Hillairet de Boisferon, A., Berger, B., Loevenbruck, H., Lewkowicz, D. J., Lee, K., Dole, M., & Caldara, R., & Pascalis, O. (2017). Audio-Visual Perception of Gender by Infants Emerges Earlier for Adult-Directed Speech. PLoS ONE, 12(1), 1-15. 

Richoz, A.-R., Jack, R. E., Garrod, O. G. B., Schyns, P. G. & Caldara, R. (2015). Reconstructing Dynamic Mental Models of Facial Expressions in Prosopagnosia Reveals Distinct Representations for Identity and Expression. Cortex, 65, 50-64.

 

Talks

Richoz, A.R., Lao, J., Pascalis, O., Caldara, R. Tracking the recognition of static and dynamic facial expressions of emotion across life span. Swiss Psychological Society, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Richoz, A.R., Lao, J., Pascalis, O., Caldara, R. Tracking the recognition of static and dynamic facial expressions of emotion across life span. Vision Sciences Society, 2017, St. Pete Beach, USA.

Richoz, A.R., Jack, R.E., Garrod, O.G.B., Schyns, P.G., & Caldara, R. (2014). Reconstructing emotions in motion in prosopagnosia supports separate representations for identity and emotion. Talk presented at the European Conference for Visual Perception (ECVP), Belgrade, Serbia.

Richoz, A.R., Jack, R.E., Garrod, O.G.B., Schyns, P.G., & Caldara, R. (2013). Reconstructing emotions in motion abolishes facial expression categorization impairment in prosopagnosia. Talk presented at the 13th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society (SSP), Basel, Switzerland

 

Poster Presentation

Richoz, A.-R., Quinn, P. C., Hillairet de Boisferon, A., Berger, B., Loevenbruck, H., Lewkowicz, D. J., Lee, K., Dole, M., & Caldara, R., & Pascalis, O. (2016). Audio-Visual Perception of Gender by Infants Emerges Earlier for Adult-Directed Speech. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society's 57th Annual Meeting, Boston, US. 

Richoz, A-R., Elphick, C., & Caldara, R. (2015). The right occipital face area is not necessary for facial symmetry perception. Poster presented at the Swiss Society of Psychology (SSP), Geneva, Switzerland.

Richoz, A.R., Jack, R.E., Garrod, O.G.B., Schyns, P.G., & Caldara, R. (2015). Reconstructing dynamic mental models of facial expressions in prosopagnosia reveals distinct representations for identity and expression. Poster presented at the 20th Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM), Champéry, Switzerland. 

Richoz, A.R., Jack, R.E., Garrod, O.G.B., Schyns, P.G., & Caldara, R. (2015). Reconstructing dynamic mental models of facial expressions in prosopagnosia reveals distinct representations for identity and expression. Poster presented at the SSN (Swiss Society of Neuroscience) Annual Meeting, Fribourg, Switzerland. 

 

 

 


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