Ph.D., Tufts University, 2012
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My research focuses on the cognitive and neural basis of person perception, including the mechanisms through which the brain extracts information from facial, vocal, and bodily cues. In particular, I am interested in how perceptions of other people evolve and stabilize in real time; how they are influenced by multiple sensory cues; and how visual processing interacts with high-level social cognition and prior social and cultural knowledge to shape the basic ways we see and understand other people. I take an integrative and multi-level approach in examining these phenomena, incorporating insights across social psychology and the cognitive, vision, and neural sciences. My studies make use of a wide range of methodologies, including neuroimaging, event-related brain potentials, real-time behavioral techniques such as computer mouse-tracking, and computational modeling.
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Freeman, J.B. & Ambady, N. (2011). A dynamic interactive theory of person construal. Psychological Review, 118, 247-279.
Freeman, J.B., Ambady, N., Midgley, K.J., & Holcomb, P.J. (2011). The real-time link between person perception and action: Brain potential evidence for dynamic continuity. Social Neuroscience, 6, 139-155.
Freeman, J.B., Rule, N.O., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2010). The neural basis of categorical face perception: Graded representations of face gender in fusiform and orbitofrontal cortices. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 1314-1322.
Freeman, J.B. & Ambady, N. (2009). Motions of the hand expose the partial and parallel activation of stereotypes. Psychological Science, 20, 1183-1188.
Freeman, J.B., Ambady, N., Rule, N.O., & Johnson, K.L. (2008). Will a category cue attract you? Motor output reveals dynamic competition across person construal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 673-690.
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