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Lilia Psalta

Lecturer in Psychology

[UCLan Cyprus Ltd] School of Sciences

Neuroscience, Cognition, Perception, Emotion recognition, discrimination, Face Perception, Face and Body Inversion Effect

Dr. Lilia Psalta has degree in Psychology at the University of Spalding, USA followed by an MSc and a PhD at the Psychology department of The University of York, UK. Her research Interests are based around understanding the brain processes that allow us to perceive the visual world. More specifically, her research interests are based around the: (1) Brain and behavioural mechanisms underlying the perception of faces, (2) The neural and behavioural basis of Lip Reading (3) Orientation-sensitivity to emotional recognition of faces and bodies. She has published on these topics in Psychological Science, Journal of Vision, Perception, and other journals.

PhD Cognitive Neuroscience (University of York, UK, 2015) MSc Cognitive Neuroscience: (University of York, UK, 2011) MSc Counselling: (University of Hull, UK, 2005) B.A Psychology: (Spalding University, USA, 2001)

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  1. Psalta, Lilia, Young, Andrew, Thompson, Peter and Andrews, Timothy (2014) The Thatcher Illusion Reveals Orientation Dependence in Brain Regions Involved in Processing Facial Expressions. Psychological Science, 25 (1). pp. 128-136. ISSN 0956-7976
  2. Psalta, Lilia, Young W., Andrew, Thompson, Peter and Andrews J., Timothy (2014) Orientation-sensitivity to facial features explains the Thatcher illusion. Journal of Vision, 14 (9).
  3. Psalta, Lilia and Andrews., Timothy J (2014) Inversion improves the recognition of facial expression in thatcherized images. Perception, 43 (8). pp. 715-730. ISSN 0301-0066