Dr. Hillel Aviezer
Research: Emotion perception, Affective Neuropsychology, Social Neuroscience
My research is focused on understanding the behavioral and neuropsychological dynamics of social and emotional perception and expression. Facial expressions are elusive: despite decades of research surprisingly little is known about real-life emotional expressions occurring in natural context. An example of a research line in the lab involves contextualized emotion perception, in which we zoom out from the isolated face and try to understand how people express and perceive emotion in natural context. Our research is conducted on various neuropsychological populations (e.g., individuals with visual agnosia,
disease, Kallmann syndrome etc) as well as healthy individuals. Huntingtons
Aviezer , H. Hassin , R. R. Ryan , J. Grady , C. Susskind , J. Anderson , A. Bentin, S. (2008a). Angry, disgusted, or afraid? Studies on the malleability of emotion perception. Psychological Science, 19, 724-732
Aviezer , H. Hassin , A. Bentin , S. (in press). Impaired integration of emotional faces and affective body context in a rare case of developmental visual agnosia with severe prosopagnosia. Cortex.