Postdoctoral Researcher (2014- 


University of Louvain (UCL)
Institute of research in Psychology (IPSY)  
Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS)
10, Place du Cardinal Mercier
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve \ Belgium

Tel : +32 10 47 20 62
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Research Interests

I am interested in the neural basis of face perception and face learning, that is, the processes by which novel faces become familiar. During my PhD, I studied the time course of individual face recognition using behavioural and event-related brain potential (ERP) measures in both typical and atypical populations. In addition, I explored face recognition ability across the spectrum from impaired face recognition (prosopagnosia) to super-recognition. Currently, I am using steady state visual evoked potentials (SSVEP) as a technique to investigate learning, visual expertise and face perception.


Publications: Other

Zimmermann, F.G.S. & Eimer, M. (2014). The activation of visual memory for facial identity is task-dependent: Evidence from human electrophysiology. Cortex, 54, 124–134.

Zimmermann, F.G.S., & Eimer, M. (2013). Face learning and the emergence of view-independent face recognition: An event-related brain potential study. Neuropsychologia, 51, 1320–1329.

Poirier, M., Nairne, J.S., Morin, C., Zimmermann, F.G.S., Koutmeridou, K., & Fowler, J. (2012). Memory as discrimination: A challenge to the encoding-retrieval match principle. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 16–29.