Renaud Laguesse

   PhD Student


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 30 27
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Research Interests

My main research interest is to understand the mechanisms involved in face recognition by studying normal population and both acquired and developmental prosopagnosia. For that purpose we need to establish tools to evaluate face reocgnition abilities. These tests are destined both for the normal population and for propsopagnosic patients. They should help us understanding better face recognition through a quantitative but also in a qualitative assessment of face processing abilities.


Publications (face categorization lab)

Laguesse, R. & Rossion, B. (2013). Face perception is whole or none: disentangling the role of spatial contiguity and inter-features distances in the composite face illusionPerception, 42, 1013-1026. [PDF]

Laguesse, R.*, Dormal, G.*, Biervoye, A., Kuefner, D., Rossion, B. (2012). Extensive visual training in adulthood significantly reduces the face inversion effect. Journal of Vision, 12:14, 1-13. [PDF] * = equal contribution

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]