University of Louvain (UCL)
Tel : +32 10 47 27 34
I’ve always been fascinated by the visual system. How our brain builds up our whole 3D perception of the world starting from a 2D retinal image, for instance, has been a main source of raving and wondering around since I can remember. Scene and object recognition as well as depth perception are, in my opinion, great achievements of our captivating visual system but I believe face recognition is what it does best.
We perceive faces holistically, i.e. as a whole instead of as a sum of independent face features. Holistic processing has been shown to play a key role in face recognition and is surely a very important aspect as regards to face perception understanding. This is why I am mostly interested in holistic processing and on its neural correlates involved in normal face recognition. To this aim, I use behavioral as well as EEG and ERP methods.
Boremanse, A., Norcia, A.M., Rossion, B. (2014). Dissociation of part-based and integrated neural responses to faces by means of EEG frequency-tagging. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40, 2987-2997. [PDF][video].
Rossion, B., Alonso-Prieto, E., Boremanse, A., Kuefner, D., Van Belle, G. (2012). A steady-state visual evoked potential approach to individual face perception: effect of inversion, contrast-reversal and temporal dynamics. NeuroImage, 63, 1585-1600. [PDF]
Rossion, B. & Boremanse, A. (2011). Robust sensitivity to facial identity in the right human occipito-temporal cortex as revealed by steady-state visual-evoked potentials. Journal of Vision. 11(2):16, 1–21. [PDF]
Rossion, B., Boremanse, A. (2008). Nonlinear relationship between holistic processing of individual faces and picture-plane rotation: evidence from the face composite illusion. Journal of Vision, 8(4):3, 1-13, http://journalofvision.org/8/4/3/, doi:10.1167/8.4.3. [PDF]