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Dr. Romina Palermo

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Local Address:  Western Australia , Australia
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley , Western Australia 6009

Company Description: The University of Western Australia is one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in Western Australia. Its...   more

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People of the FaceLab : School of Psychology : The University of Western Australia, 16 June 2015 [cached]
Romina Palermo (PhD awarded in 2002 with distinction): The role of attention in the detection and identification of faces.
Romina Palermo: The University of Western Australia
Romina Palermo: University of Western Australia
People at the Face Lab - Romina Palermo, 1 Oct 1998 [cached]
Dr. Romina Palermo
Romina Palermo
Palermo, R. & Rhodes, G. (2002).The influence of divided attention on holistic face perception.Cognition, 82, 225-257.Faulkner, T. F., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., Pellicano, E. & Ferguson, D. (2002).Recognizing the un-real McCoy: Priming and the modularity of face recognition.Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.9, 327-334.
People > CCD, 11 May 2015 [cached]
Associate Professor Romina Palermo
Romina Palermo, a face ..., 1 June 2010 [cached]
Romina Palermo, a face researcher at the Australian National University, has already shown some success with a youngster who has congenital prosopagnosia.
The mother suspected her 4-year-old daughter had face blindness, Dr. Palermo said, because the girl had trouble recognizing her father when he played in football matches and because of incidents like the time the mother came out of the shower.
"I had wet hair and my daughter got very upset and was crying because she didn't think I was her mother," she told the researcher.
When Dr. Palermo tested 13 members of the girl's extended family, a majority of them struggled with face identification, suggesting the disability might be inherited. She then photographed 20 relatives of the girl, and had the girl identify three distinctive features for each face, "like bushy eyebrows or big lips," and then study the photos once a day.
At first, the girl couldn't even pick her own photo out of the array, but after a month of training, she was much more skilled. Dr. Palermo said she noticed that instead of looking at the fringes of each face, the girl was gazing at the center, "suggesting that maybe if you focus on areas of the face that are important, you can get good results."
Unfortunately, Dr. Palermo said, she has not obtained enough grant money to continue her training with other children who have face blindness.
ANU - Eccles Institute of Neuroscience (EIN), 8 Feb 2013 [cached]
Romina Palermo
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