Romina Palermo

Associate Professor, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

• Ph.D. Psychology (Distinction). School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, 2004.
• B.Sc. Psychology (Honours). Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 1997.

Research

My research aims to understand the perceptual, cognitive, and neural mechanisms underlying person perception. This often involves studying faces, as they provide information about the identity, age, sex, race, attractiveness and mood of other people, but also involves studying the perception of bodies and voices. In addition to our work with typically developing children and adults, my lab also investigates person perception in children and adults with atypical development, psychopathology, or brain injury. This includes studies of developmental disorders affecting face processing (congenital/developmental prosopagnosia and autism); neuropsychological studies of people with brain injuries affecting face identity recognition (acquired prosopagnosia) and expression recognition (amygdala/orbitofrontal cortex lesions); and investigations into psychopathology affecting person perception (social anxiety, borderline personality disorder, callous-unemotional traits).

Keywords

  • Face perception
  • Face-blindness—prosopagnosia
  • Emotion
  • Body perception
  • Voice perception

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Research Output 2001 2019

Anodal tDCS and High-Frequency tRNS Targeting the Occipitotemporal Cortex Do Not Always Enhance Face Perception

Willis, M. L., Costantino, A., Nitsche, M. A., Palermo, R. & Rivolta, D., 12 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 13, 10 p., 78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Can People Accurately Estimate the Calories in Food Images? An Optimised Set of Low- and High- Calorie Images from the food-pics database

Horne, D., Palermo, R., Neumann, M. F., Housley, R. & Bell, J., 1 Aug 2019, In : Appetite. 139, p. 189-196 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Databases
Food
Research Personnel
Food Preferences
Feeding Behavior

Effects of dominance and prestige based social status on competition for attentional resources

Roberts, A., Palermo, R. & Visser, T. A. W., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 2473.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Attentional Blink
Coercion
Resource Allocation
Attentional Bias
1 Citation (Scopus)
Body Size
Body Image
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Visual Analog Scale
Body Mass Index
Autistic Disorder
Anxiety
Depression
Students
Psychomotor Agitation

Projects 2011 2019