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Helen Rodger

Job: PhD
Office: RM C-3.110
Rue P.A. de Faucigny 2
1700 Fribourg
Phone: +41 26 300 7683
eMail: helen.rodger@unifr.ch
 
Unit: Neurosciences visuelles et sociales      
Supervisor:
Course(s):

Research

Keywords

  • Cognitive Development
  • Social Cognition
  • Face Processing
  • Culture
  • Empathy 

Research fields

I am interested in the development of social cognition and how we develop an understanding of what another person is thinking and feeling. By better understanding how these processes develop, can we help people improve their understanding of others? For my thesis I'm using eye tracking and behavioural methods to investigate the development of facial expression recognition.


Teaching

  • Developing Research Projects (2nd year)
  • Bachelor Thesis supervision

Past:

  • Programming Experiments in E-Prime (2nd year)
  • Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Masters in Social and Affective Neuroscience

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:          

Rodger, H., Lao, J., & Caldara, R. (2018). Quantifying facial expression signal and intensity use during development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 174, 41-59.

Rodger, H., Vizioli, L., Ouyang, X., & Caldara, R. (2015). Mapping the Development of Facial Expression Recognition. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12281.

Kelly, D.J., Liu, S., Rodger, H., Miellet, S., Ge, L. & Caldara, R. (2011). Developing Cultural Differences in Face Processing. Developmental Science, 14 (5), 1176-1184. 

Rodger, H., Kelly, D., Blais, C., & Caldara, R. (2010). Inverting faces does not abolish cultural diversity in eye movements. Perception, 39 (11), 1491 – 1503.

Miellet, S., Zhou, X., He, L., Rodger, H., & Caldara, R. (2010). Investigating cultural diversity for extrafoveal information use in visual scenes. Journal of Vision, 10 (6), article 21.

 

Conference Abstracts:

Talks

Rodger, H., & Caldara, R.  (2015). Quantifying visual information use for facial expression recognition during  development, 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

Rodger, H., & Caldara, R.  (2015). Quantifying visual information use for facial expression recognition during development, Biennial Meeting of the International Society for  Research on Emotion (ISRE), University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Rodger, H., & Caldara, R (2015). Quantifying information use for facial expression recognition during development, 14th Biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society (SSP), University of Geneva, Switzerland 

Rodger, H., Vizioli L., Ouyang, X., Lao J., & Caldara, R.  (2013). Mapping the ontogenesis of facial expression recognition, Biennial Meeting of the International Society for  Research on Emotion (ISRE), UC Berkeley, U.S.A.

Rodger, H., Vizioli L., Ouyang, X., Lao J., & Caldara, R.  (2013). Mapping the ontogenesis of facial expression recognition, 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rodger, H., Vizioli L., Ouyang, X., Lao J., & Caldara, R.  (2013). Mapping the ontogenesis of facial expression recognition, 13th Biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society (SSP), University of Basel, Switzerland 

Vizioli L., Lao J., Rodger, H. & Caldara, R. (2012). Culture shapes interbrain synchronization during human goal decoding. Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, Switzerland.

Miellet, S., Rodger, H., He, L. & Caldara, R. (2009) Investigating cultural diversity for extrafoveal information use in scenes. ECEM2009: 15h European Conference on Eye Movements, Southampton, UK.

 

Posters

Palix, J., Rodger, H., Favrod, J., Caldara, R., Gasser, J., & Valérie Moulin (2015). How do violent offenders think the others would feel? Behavioral and nervous autonomic activity preliminary results. Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, Switzerland.

Rodger, H., & Caldara, R. (2014). Early childhood tuning for facial expression signal and intensity. European Conference on Visual Perception, Belgrade, Serbia.

Lao J., Vizioli L., Rodger, H. & Caldara, R. (2012). Neural Adaptation Reveals Early Cultural Tunings in Perceptual Sensitivity to Local/Global Shapes. Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, Switzerland.

Rodger, H., & Caldara, R. (2010). First fixation toward the geometric center of human faces is common across tasks and culture. 10th Annual Meeting Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

Kelly, D.J., Miellet, S., Rodger, H., & Caldara, R. (2010). Tracking cultural diversity in visual perception across development. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, UCL, U.K.

 

Rodger, H., & Caldara, R.  (2015). Quantifying visual information use for facial expression recognition during  development, 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

 

Rodger, H., & Caldara, R.  (2015). Quantifying visual information use for facial expression recognition during development, Biennial Meeting of the International Society for  Research on Emotion (ISRE), University of Geneva, Switzerland.


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