Susanne Quadflieg

Postdoctoral Researcher


Research Interests

Since my undergraduate studies I have been fascinated by the strategies that humans adopt when trying to make sense of each other. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in combination with behavioral and self-report measures, I study aspects of person perception and person understanding. I am also interested in the representation and neural implementation of social knowledge.



Quadflieg, S., Todorov, A., Laguesse, R., Rossion, B. (2012). Normal face-based judgments of social characteristics despite impaired holistic face processing. Visual Cognition, 20, 865-882. [PDF]

Quadflieg, S., & Macrae, C. N. (in press). Neuroimaging methods in social cognition. In Klauer, K. C., Stahl, C., & Voss, A. (Eds.), Cognitive Methods in Social Psychology. New York: Guilford Publications.

Quadflieg, S., Mason, M. F., & Macrae, C. N. (2010). Social cognitive neuroscience approaches to person perception. In Dovidio, J. F., Hewstone, M., Glick, P., & Esses, V. M. (Eds.), Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination (pp. 65-80). London, England: Sage.

Macrae, C. N., & Quadflieg, S. (2010). Perceiving people. In Fiske, S., Gilbert, D. T., & Lindzey, G. (Eds.), The Handbook of Social Psychology (5th ed., pp. 428-463). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Quadflieg, S., Turk, D. J., Waiter, G. D., Mitchell, J. P., Jenkins, A. C., & Macrae, C. N. (2009). Exploring the neural correlates of social stereotyping. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 1560-1570.

Quadflieg, S., Mohr, A., Mentzel, H. J., Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2008). Modulation of the neural network involved in the processing of anger prosody: The role of task-relevance and social phobia. Biological Psychology, 78, 129-137.

Quadflieg, S., Wendt, B., Mohr, A., Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2007). Recognition bias for negative emotional prosody in individuals with generalized social phobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 3096-3103.

Macrae, C. N., Quinn, K. A., Mason, M. F., & Quadflieg, S. (2005). Understanding others: The face and person construal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 686-695.

Quadflieg, S., Mason, M. F., & Macrae, C. N. (2004). The owl and the pussycat: Gaze cues and visuospatial orienting. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 11, 826-831.