Justine M. Y. Spencer

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The visual system is able to recognize human motion simply from point lights attached to the major joints of an actor. Moreover, it has been shown that younger adults are able to recognize emotions from such dynamic point-light displays. Previous research has suggested that the ability to perceive emotional stimuli changes with age. For example, it has been(More)
People with schizophrenia (SCZ) are impaired in several domains of visual processing, including the discrimination and detection of biological motion. However, the mechanisms underlying SCZ-related biological motion processing deficits are unknown. Moreover, whether these impairments are specific to biological motion or represent a more widespread visual(More)
There is substantial evidence that people with Schizophrenia (SCZ) have altered visual perception and cognition, including impaired face processing. However, the mechanism(s) underlying this observation are not yet known. Eye movement studies have found that people with SCZ do not direct their gaze to the most informative regions of the face (e.g., the(More)
Audio-visual temporal order judgments in aging Emilie C. Harvey Master of Science Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour McMaster University 2012 Audio-visual temporal processing, and integration of auditory and visual information, is necessary for perceiving the world around us. Although previous research has indicated a slowing of temporal(More)
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