Applied Face Cognition
The AFC Lab is interested in human visual cognition; particularly face processing. Our goal is to better understand the relationship between brain function and behavior. To this end, we use multiple neuroscientific methods to study inter-individual differences at various levels of face processing - from detection to identification. We seek to bridge the gap between empirical research and its application outside the lab in order to address outstanding questions and solve real-world problems.
The lab is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and led by Meike Ramon, who was awarded a PRIMA (Promoting Women in Academia) grant to investigate the Mechanisms of Superior Face Recognition. This interdisciplinary project involves a collaborative network between researchers and practitioners from international police agencies to study Super-Recognizers - individuals with exceptional face processing capacities.