Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
My lab uses neuropsychology, psychophysics, neuroimaging, and twin studies to explore the cognitive, neural, developmental, and genetic basis of social perception. Much of our work focuses on prosopagnosia, a condition defined by severe face recognition deficits.
Dalrymple, K. & Duchaine, B. (2016). Impaired face detection may explain some but not all cases of developmental prosopagnosia. Developmental Science. 19(3), 440-451.
Duchaine, B. & Yovel, G. (2015). A revised neural framework for face processing. Annual Review of Vision Science, 1: 393-416.
Rezlescu, C., Pitcher, D., Barton, J.J.S., & Duchaine, B. (2014). Normal acquisition of expertise with greebles in two cases of acquired prosopagnosia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111: 5123-5128.
Eimer, M, Gosling, A, & Duchaine, B. (2012). Electrophysiological markers of covert face recognition in developmental prosopagnosia. Brain, 135: 542-54.
Wilmer, JB, Germine, L, Chabris, CF, Chatterjee, G, Williams, W, Loken, E, Nakayama, K, & Duchaine B. (2010). Human face recognition ability is highly heritable. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 107: 5238-5241.
Garrido, L, Furl, N, Draganski, B, Weiskopf, N, Stevens, J, Tan, G C-Y, Driver, J, Dolan, R, & Duchaine, B. (2009). VBM reveals reduced gray matter volume in the temporal cortex of developmental prosopagnosics. Brain, 132, 3443-3455.
Pitcher, D, Charles, L, Devlin, J, Walsh, V, & Duchaine, B (2009). Triple dissociation between faces, bodies, and objects in extrastriate cortex. Current Biology, 19: 319-324.
Duchaine, B, Germine, L, & Nakayama, K. (2007). Family resemblance: Ten family members with prosopagnosia and within-class object agnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 24: 419-430.
Duchaine, B, Yovel, G, Butterworth, E., & Nakayama, K. (2006). Prosopagnosia as an impairment to face-specific mechanisms: Elimination of the alternative hypotheses in a developmental case. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23: 714-747.
Works in progress
2016-2019 NSF, Testing and building models of face perception via acquired prosopagnosia