Meike Ramon


Research Interests

My research interest is to explore the mechanisms involved in object perception and recognition – more specifically those engaged in when encountering human faces.
I graduated at the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany (major in Neuropsychology). In the course of my undergrad thesis I conducted experiments with developmental prosopagnosics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Irene Daum.
Under the supervision of Bruno Rossion my research has been devoted to identifying the nature of face processing in the normal human brain as well as in acquired prosopagnosia. For this means I have been investigating the processing of the geometric properties of faces and their relation to holistic processing as well as the peculiarities of familiar face processing.



Ramon, M., Caharel, S., & Rossion, B. (2011). The speed of personally familiar face recognition. Perception, 40, 437-449. [PDF]

Caharel, S., Jacques, C., d'Arripe, O., Ramon, M., & Rossion, B. (2011). Early electrophysiological correlates of adaptation to personally familiar and unfamiliar faces across viewpoint changes. Brain Research, 1387: 85-98. [PDF]

Ramon, M., Busigny, T., Rossion, B. (2010). Impaired holistic processing of unfamiliar individual faces in acquired prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 48, 933-944. [PDF]

Ramon, M., Dricot, L., Rossion, B. (2010). Personally familiar faces are perceived categorically in face-selective regions other than the FFA. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 1587-1598. [PDF]

Ramon, M., Rossion, B. (2010). Impaired processing of relative distances between features and of the eye region in acquired prosopagnosia—two sides of the same holistic coin? Cortex, 46, 374-389. [PDF]

Van Belle, G.*, Ramon, M.*, Lefèvre, P., Rossion, B. (2010). Fixation patterns during recognition of personally familiar and unfamiliar faces. Frontiers in Cognitive Science. (* equal contribution). Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00020 [PDF]

Caharel, S., d'Arripe, O., Ramon, M., Jacques, C., Rossion, B. (2009). Early adaptation to unfamiliar faces across viewpoint changes in the right hemisphere: evidence from the N170 ERP component. Neuropsychologia, 47, 639-643. [PDF]

Orban de Xivry, J.-J., Ramon, M., Lefèvre, P., Rossion, B. (2008). Reduced fixation on the upper area of personally familiar faces following acquired prosopagnosia. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 245-268. [PDF]

Minnebusch, DA, Suchan, B, Ramon, M, Daum, I. (2007). Event-related potentials reflect heterogeneity of developmental prosopagnosia. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 2234-2247.

Ramon, M., & Rossion, B. (2007). What’s lost in prosopagnosia? An investigation of familiar face processing in a single-case of pure prosopagnosia working in a kindergarten [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 7(9):122, 122a,, doi:10.1167/7.9.122.