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FACULTY MEMBERS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY


Andrews, P.
20820 - PC313 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

primarily studies the functional effects of depression on cognition and behavior, the underlying neurological mechanisms, and the implications for understanding the evolutionary history of depression. More generally, his group is interested in how to distinguish between a normal psychological response and true instances of mental disorder, and why mental disorders persist in populations.


Balshine,S.        
23024 - PC304 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • behavioural ecological studies on cichlid fishes
  • evolution of parental care
  • cooperation & sperm competition 

Becker, S.          
23020 - PC312 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • cortical & hippocampal plasticity
  • human empirical studies & neural network models of spatial & episodic memory
  • functions of hippocampal neurogenesis
  • effects of stress & depression on memory
  • cortical reorganization after hearing loss
  • mechanisms, models & rehabilitation of tinnitus

Bennett, P.        
23012 - PC103  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • spatial vision
  • psychophysics
  • perceptual learning & development
  • aging & vision
  • ideal observer theory 


Bock, N.
21147 - PC304 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bosnyak, D.        
24052 - PC333 -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • exploration of cortical map plasticity & associative learning in humans
  • human EEG studies  

Brown, S.
23892 - PC308 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • the neural basis of human communication processes, with a focus on the  arts

Day, R. -  (3Q03 & 4Q03 only)
23006 - PC404  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • educational psychology

deCatanzaro, D. 
23014 - PC314  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • evolutionary & physiological limitations to the biological drives for survival & reproduction  

Dukas, R.
23894 - PC104  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • ecology and evolution of cognitive abilities and constraints; insect/bee behaviour  

Faure, P.        
26393 - PC111  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • animal behavior & communication
  • audition & hearing
  • bioacoustics
  • echolocation (biosonar)
  • evolutionary neurobiology
  • neuroethology
  • sensory ecology
  • sensory neurobiology
  • systems neuroscience

Feinberg, D.       
28664 - PC407  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • evolutionary approaches to human voice & face attractiveness
  • focus on morphing & manipulation techniques

Gillespie, D.       
28671 - PC310  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • sensory neuroscience
  • systems neuroscience
  • activity-dependent plasticity
  • synaptic inhibition
  • auditory development
  • sound localization 


Goldreich, D.     
28666 - PC413  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • neural basis of tactile perception
  • cortical plasticity following sensory deprivation in humans
  • perception as Bayesian inference

Hall, G.
23033 - PC109 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • neural basis of child and adolescent psychopathology
  • neuroplasticity
  • neuroimaging

Humphreys, K.   
23011 - PC410  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • psycholinguistics
  • normal and pathological language production
  • speech errors
  • stuttering  

Khan, A. (3Q03 & 4Q03 only)
21272 - PC107 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My expertise is in the field of behavioural endocrinology.  I am interested in how hormonal factors influence memory, learning, and performance in the laboratory/classroom environment in an undergraduate population.


Kim, J.               
21322 - PC106  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • In the Pedagogy Research Lab, we try to understand the ideal conditions that lead to effective teaching and learning. In particular, we are interested in the thoughtful integration of technology into blended learning environments

Maurer, D.          
23030 - PC306    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • development of vision in human infants
  • normal development
  • development of vision in children treated for cataracts


Milliken, B. 
24361 - PC414    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • attention and visual perception

Murphy, K.         
23025 - PC315  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • neural development and plasticity
  • visual neuroscience
  • optical imaging of brain function 

Obhi, S.
23030 - PC306 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ostovich, J. - (3Q03 & 4Q03 only)  
28665 - PC-415A - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • My research has focused on sex drive and its correlates: What is sex drive? How does sex drive affect our attitudes (e.g., opinions about the morality of various sex acts) and behaviours? (e.g., likelihood of engaging in casual sex).
  • I am also interested in intergroup relations and ethnopolitical conflict, especially social psychology explanations of genocide and other forms of catastrophic mass violence.
  • I am have some degree of expertise on any social psychology topic, and am happy to let the student choose a topic other than human sexuality and intergroup relations.

 


Piskuric, N. - (3Q03 & 4Q03 only)
21331 - PC108 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Cellular mechanisms of sensory transduction (how do nerve cells sense touch, odours, tastants, light, and sound?)
  • ATP as a neurotransmitter in the peripheral and central nervous systems
  • Role of glial cells in neurotransmission at the "tripartite synapse"

Roberts, L.         
24052 - PC333  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • exploration of cortical map plasticity & associative learning in humans
  • human EEG studies

Rutherford, M. 
27120 - PC105  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • evolutionary psychological perspectives on social perceptual development
  • social cognitive development
  • theory of mind & autism 

Schmidt, L.      
23028 - PC405  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • socio-emotional development
  • extreme shyness & aggression in childhood
  • developmental psychophysiology
  • neural basis of human emotion in infants & children   

Sekuler, A.         
27944 - PC305  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • cognition neuroscience
  • visual perception
  • perceptual organization
  • face & object recognition
  • motion perception
  • aging and vision
  • neuroimaging 

Shedden, J.       
24345 - PC406 -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • studies of human spatial attention using ERP and MRI  

Shore, D.           
23013 - PC409   - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • crossmodal temporal processing
  • memory & visual search
  • varieties & effects of attention  

Sun, H.              
24367 - PC415  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • visual neuroscience
  • visual motion processing and visuomotor control
  • virtual reality  

Trainor, L.          
23007 - PC313  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • auditory perceptual development
  • music & language processing in infancy
  • adult music perception  

Watter, S.           
23031 - PC408  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • divided attention and executive control  


These supervisors can also be viewed on our website: http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/psychology/people.html 
    
   

Contact Department

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Psychology Building (PC), Room 102
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1
Canada