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Professor Andrew (Andy) Young

BSc Lond, PhD Warwick, DSc Lond.

Partner Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +44 1904 323 159
email : andy.young@york.ac.uk
Homepage : http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/staff/faculty/awy1/

External Address

Department of Psychology
The University of York, UK

Profile

Has held posts in the Psychology Departments of Aberdeen, Lancaster and Durham Universities. Also worked at Cambridge as a member of the staff of the Medical Research Council's Applied Psychology Unit. His research interests are in the neuropsychology and experimental psychology of face perception, especially concerning recognition of familiar faces and facial expressions. This has included functional neuroimaging and studies of people with different types of brain injury and psychiatric conditions.

Awards

  • Experimental Psychology Society, 45th Bartlett Lectureship (2017), Young, A.W.
  • British Psychological Society, Cognitive Psychology Award for R.J. Harris, A.W. Young, and T.J. Andrews "Morphing between expressions dissociates continuous from categorical representations of facial expression in the human brain" (2014), Young, A.
  • British Psychological Society, Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge (2013), Young, A.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC Discovery Project [DP170104602] (2017 - 2019) "Who may judge a book by its cover?" Rhodes, G., Sutherland, C., Palermo, R., & Young, A. ($333,500)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Books

  • Young, A.W. (2016). Facial Expression Recognition: Selected Works of Andy Young. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Ellis, A.W., & Young, A.W. (2014). Human Cognitive Neuropsychology (Classic Edition) Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Bruce, V., & Young, A.W. (2012). Face Perception. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Book Chapters

  • Young, A. (2011). Disorders of face perception. In A.J. Calder, G. Rhodes, M.H. Johnson, & J.V. Haxby (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Face Perception (pp. 77-92). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Periodicals

  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Rhodes, G., & Young, A.W. (In Press). Facial image manipulation: A tool for investigating social perception. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Young, A.W., & Rhodes, G. (2017). Facial first impressions from another angle: How social judgements are influenced by changeable and invariant facial properties. British Journal of Psychology, 108, 397-415. doi:10.1111/bjop.12206
  • Andrews, T.J., Baseler, H., Jenkins, R., Burton, A.M., & Young, A.W. (2016). Contributions of feature shapes and surface cues to the recognition and neural representation of facial identity. Cortex, 83, 280-291. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.08.008
  • Harris, R.J., Rice, G.E., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2016). Distinct but overlapping patterns of response to words and faces in the fusiform gyrus. Cerebral Cortex, 26(7), 3161-3168. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhv147
  • Lewis, G.J., Lefevre, C.E., & Young, A.W. (2016). Functional architecture of visual emotion recognition ability: A latent variable approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(5), 589-602. doi:10.1037/xge0000160
  • Sormaz, M., Watson, D.M., Smith, W.A.P., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2016). Modelling the perceptual similarity of facial expressions from image statistics and neural responses. NeuroImage, 129, 64-71. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.01.041
  • Sormaz, M., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2016). Contributions of feature shapes and surface cues to the recognition of facial expressions. Vision Research, 127, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2016.07.002
  • Sprengelmeyer, R., Young, A.W., Baldas, E.-M., Ratheiser, I., Sutherland, C.A.M., Muller, H.-P., Gron, G., Sussmuth, S.D., Landwehrmeyer, G.B., & Orth, M. (2016). The neuropsychology of first impressions: Evidence from Huntington's disease. Cortex, 85, 100-115. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.10.006
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Oldmeadow, J.A., & Young, A.W. (2016). Integrating social and facial models of person perception: Converging and diverging dimensions. Cognition, 157, 257-267. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.09.006
  • Watson, D.M., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2016). Spatial properties of objects predict patterns of neural response in the ventral visual pathway. NeuroImage, 126, 173-183. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.043
  • Yan, X., Andrews, T.J., & Young, A.W. (2016). Cultural similarities and differences in perceiving and recognizing facial expressions of basic emotions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(3), 423-440. doi:10.1037/xhp0000114
  • Yan, X., Andrews, T.J., Jenkins, R., & Young, A.W. (2016). Cross-cultural differences and similarities underlying other-race effects for facial identity and expression. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(7), 1247-1254. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1146312
  • Young, A.W. (2016). Finding the clues [Invited Commentary]. British Journal of Psychology, 107(1), 23-25. doi:10.1111/bjop.12164
  • Flack, T.R., Andrews, T.J., Hymers, M., Al-Mosaiwi, M., Marsden, S.P., Strachan, J.W.A., Trakulpipat, C., Wang, L., Wu, T., & Young, A.W. (2015). Responses in the right posterior superior temporal sulcus show a feature-based response to facial expression. Cortex, 69, 14-23. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.03.002
  • James, A.I.W., Böhnke, J.R., Young, A.W., & Lewis, G.J. (2015). Modelling verbal aggression, physical aggression and inappropriate sexual behaviour after acquired brain injury. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 282(1811), 20150711. doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.0711
  • Johnston, P., Molyneux, R., & Young, A.W. (2015). The N170 observed ‘in the wild’: Robust event-related potentials to faces in cluttered dynamic visual scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(7), 938-944. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu136
  • Longmore, C.A., Liu, C.H., & Young, A.W. (2015). The importance of internal facial features in learning new faces. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(2), 249-260. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.939666
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Rowley, L., Amoaku, U., Daguzan, E., Kidd-Rossiter, K., Maceviciute, U., & Young, A.W. (2015). Personality judgments from everyday images of faces. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1616), 1-11. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01616
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Young, A.W., Mootz, C.A., & Oldmeadow, J.A. (2015). Face gender and stereotypicality influence facial trait evaluation: Counter-stereotypical female faces are negatively evaluated. British Journal of Psychology, 106(2), 186-208. doi:10.1111/bjop.12085
  • Baseler, H.A., Harris, R.J., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2014). Neural responses to expression and gaze in the posterior superior temporal sulcus interact with facial identity. Cerebral Cortex, 24(3), 737-744. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs360
  • Harris, R.J., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2014). Brain regions involved in processing facial identity and expression are differentially selective for surface and edge information. NeuroImage, 97, 217-223.
  • Harris, R.J., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2014). Dynamic stimuli demonstrate a categorical representation of facial expression in the amygdala. Neuropsychologia, 56, 47-52. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.01.005
  • Mattavellia, G., Sormaz, M., Flack, T., Asghar, A.U.R., Fan, S., Frey, J., Manssuer, L., Usten, D., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2014). Neural responses to facial expressions support the role of the amygdala in processing threat. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(11), 1684-1689. doi:10.1093/scan/nst162
  • Mukherjee, P., Whalley, H.C., McKirdy, J.W., Sprengelmeyer, R., Young, A.W., McIntosh, A.M., Lawrie, S.M., & Hall, J. (2014). Altered amygdala connectivity within the social brain in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(1), 152-160. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbt086
  • Psalta, L., Young, A.W., Thompson, P., & Andrews, T.J. (2014). The Thatcher illusion reveals orientation dependence in brain regions involved in processing facial expressions. Psychological Science, 25, 128-136.
  • Psalta, L., Young, A.W., Thompson, P., & Andrews, T.J. (2014). Orientation-sensitivity to facial features explains the Thatcher illusion. Journal of Vision, 14(9), 1-10. doi:10.1167/14.12.9
  • Vernon, R.J.W., Sutherland, C.A.M., Young, A.W., & Hartley, T. (2014). Modeling first impressions from highly variable facial images. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 111(32), E3353-E3361. doi:10.1073/pnas.1409860111
  • Oldmeadow, J.A., Sutherland, C.A.M., & Young, A.W. (2013). Facial stereotype visualization through image averaging. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(5), 615-623.
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Oldmeadow, J.A., Santos, I.M., Towler, J., Burt, D.M., & Young, A.W. (2013). Social inferences from faces: Ambient images generate a three-dimensional model. Cognition, 127(1), 105-118. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2012.12.001
  • Harris, R.J., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2012). Morphing between expressions dissociates continuous from categorical representations of facial expression in the human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 21164-21169.
  • Santos, I.M. & Young, A.W. (2011). Inferring social attributes from different face regions: evidence for holistic processing. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 751-765.
  • Young, A.W. & Bruce, V. (2011). Understanding person perception [Special Issue]. British Journal of Psychology (Special Issue on 'Person Perception 25 years after Bruce & Young (1986)'), 102(4), 959-974.
  • Phillips, M., Williams, L., Heining, M., Herba, C., Russell, T.A., Andrew, C., Bullmore, E.T., Brammer, M.J., Williams, S., Young, A.W., Gray, J. & et al (2004). Differential neural responses to overt and covert presentations of facial expressions of fear and disgust. Neuroimage, 21, 1484-1496.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Young, A.W. (2017, January). Faces, people, and the brain. Invited paper presented at the 45th Bartlett Lecture, Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), University College London, UK.
  • Sutherland, C., Young, A., & Rhodes, G. (2016, August). Facial first impressions from another angle: Social judgements are influenced by both emotional expression and viewpoint. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Young, A. (2016, August). Functional architecture of face perception: What are the organising principles? Keynote paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Sutherland, C., Liu, X., Chu, Y., Oldmeadow, J., & Young, A. (2016, July). Modelling Chinese and British perceivers' facial first impressions using a data-driven approach. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Liu, X., Chu, Y., Zhang, L., Oldmeadow, J.A., & Young, A.W. (2015, May). Chinese perceivers’ first impressions of Asian and Western faces. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Young, A.W. (2015, April). Neural correlates of perceiving and recognising facial expressions. Invited paper presented at the Workshop on Human Communication: From Person Perception to Social Action, University of Jena, Germany.
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Liu, X., Chu, Y., Zhang, L., Oldmeadow, J.A., & Young, A.W. (2015, February). Chinese perceivers’ first impressions of Asian and Western faces. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, USA.
  • Harris, R.J., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2014, September). Morphing between expressions dissociates continuous from categorical representations of facial expression in the human brain [BPS Cognitive Psychology Award Lecture]. Invited paper presented at the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK.
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Oldmeadow, J.A., & Young, A.W. (2014, August). Facial and social models of person perception. Poster session presented at the 37th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Oldmeadow, J.A., & Young, A.W. (2014, May). Are first impressions the same for male and female faces? Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Young, A.W. (2014, March). Unsolved mysteries of face perception. Invited paper presented at the Rank Prize Funds Symposium on the Perception of Faces, Cumbria, UK.

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