Jessica Taubert

Postdoctoral reseracher in the Face Categorization Lab from 2011-2015.


Research Interests

I am an experimental psychologist with particular interests in face perception and cognitive neuropsychology. The goal of my previous research has been to understand the developmental origins of the face processing system in humans. In service to this goal, I have measured how different species (including humans, chimpanzees, rhesus macaques and spider monkeys) respond to face stimuli in detection and discrimination tasks. More recently I have become interested in the interactions between distinct face-selective areas in the monkey brain that can be localized using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).


Publications: Other

Parr, L. A., Siebert E., & Taubert, J. (2011). Effect of familiarity and viewpoint on face recognition in chimpanzees. Perception, 40(7), 863 – 872. DOI: 10.1068/p6971

Taubert, J., & Alais, D. (2011). Identity aftereffects – but not composite effects – are contingent on contrast polarity. Perception, 40(4), 422 – 436. PMID: 21805918 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1068/p6874

Taubert, J. & Parr, L. A. (2011). The perception of two-tone Mooney faces in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Cognitive Neuroscience. iFirst 1 – 8. DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2011.578737

Parr, L. A. & Taubert, J. (2011). The importance of surface-based cues for face discrimination in nonhuman primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 7(278), 1964 – 1972. PMID: 21123266 [PubMed – in process] DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2333

Taubert, J., Apthorp, D, Aagten-Murphy, D., & Alais D. (2011). The role of holistic processing in face perception: Evidence from the face inversion effect. Vision Research, 51, 1273 – 1278. PMID: 21496463 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2011.04.002

Taubert, J., & Parr, L. A. (2011). The effect of geometric distortions on face recognition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Animal Cognition, 14(1), 35 – 43. PMID: 20632050 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1007/s10071-010-0341-x

Taubert, J., Marsh, P. J., & Shaw, T. (2010). When you turn the other cheek: A preference for novel viewpoints of familiar faces. Perception, 39(3), 429 – 432. PMID: 20465178 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1068/p6627

Taubert, J. (2010). Evidence of human-like, holistic face processing in spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi). The Journal of Comparative Psychology, 124(1), 57 – 65. PMID: 20175597 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1037/a0017704

Taubert, J., & Parr, L. A. (2009). Visual expertise does not predict the composite effect across species: A comparison between spider (Ateles geoffroyi) and rhesus (Macaca mulatta) monkeys. Brain and Cognition, 71(3), 187 - 195. PMID: 19815323 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2009.09.002

Taubert, J., & Alais, D. (2009). The composite illusion requires composite face stimuli to be biologically plausible. Vision Research, 49(14), 1877 - 1885. PMID: 19426751 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2009.04.025

Taubert, J. (2009). Chimpanzee faces are “special” to humans. Perception, 38(3), 343 - 356. PMID: 19485131 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI: 10.1068/p6254

Taubert, J., & Chekaluk, E. (2008). The effect of temporal and spatial frequency on phantom contour detection. Perception, 37(1), 50 - 56. PMID: 18399247 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] DOI:10.1068/p5711

Burke, D., Taubert, J., & Higman, T. (2007). Are face representations viewpoint dependent? A stereo advantage for generalising across different views of faces. Vision Research, 47(16), 2164 - 2169. PMID: 17572467 DOI:10.1016/j.visres.2007.04.018