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Associate Professor Romina Palermo

BSc UOW, PhD UWA.

Romina Palermo

Chief Investigator

Contact Details

Office : M1.39
Phone : +61 8 6488 3256
Fax : +61 8 6488 1006
email : romina.palermo@uwa.edu.au
Homepage : https://sites.google.com/site/drrominapalermo/

External Address

School of Psychology
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009

Profile

My research aims to understand the perceptual, cognitive, and neural mechanisms underlying person perception. This often involves studying faces, as they provide information about the identity, age, sex, race, attractiveness and mood of other people, but also involves studying the perception of bodies and voices.

Australian Prosopagnosia Register: https://www.cogsci.mq.edu.au/research/projects/prosopagnosia/register/

I am an Associate Investigator, Social Potential in Autism Unit, Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Recent External Appointments

  • Associate Investigator, Social Potential in Autism Unit, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. (2015 continuing)
  • Associate Editor, Australian Psychologist. (2014 - 2020)
  • Associate Editor, British Journal of Psychology. (2013 continuing)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Developmental Prosopagnosia, Cognitive Neuropsychology. (2012)

Awards

  • Promotion to Associate Professor (Level D) (2014), Palermo, R.
  • Top Supervisor Award (2011), Palermo, R. Australian National University (ANU).

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)
  • Australian Catholic University Research Funding (2016) "The effect of transcranial random noise stimulation on face identity and facial expression recognition." Willis, M., Bailey, P., & Palermo, R. ($48,481)
  • UWA Research Collaboration Award (2015) "Watching the brain recalibrate: Determining the neural correlates of face prototype formation." Kloth, N., Rhodes, G., Schweinberger, S., & Palermo, R. ($15,512)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2015) "I can't see it in your eyes: Unpacking facial emotion recognition disturbance in frontotemporal dementia." Piguet, O., Hornberger, M., Palermo, R., Rhodes, G., & Kumfor, F. ($40,000)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2014) "Do I know you? Investigating prosopagnosia in left and right semantic dementia." Kumfor, F., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., Jeffrey, L., Irish, M., & Piguet, O. ($30,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project [DP140101743] (2014 - 2016) "Why does face identification ability improve during childhood?" Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., & Duchaine, B. ($344,000)
  • University of Western Australia EEG System Matching Funds (2014) Palermo, R., Neumann, M., & Rhodes, G. ($48,127)
  • Australian Catholic University Research Funding (2014 - 2015) "The development of facial expression processing." Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Badcock, N.A. ($40,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP110100850] (2011 - 2014) "Perceptual and psychosocial factors associated with individual differences in face identity and face expression processing." McKone, E., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., & Moore, T. ($414,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant (2009 - 2011) "The human face as an evolved signalling system." Burke, D., Palermo, R., Williams, M.A., & Favelle, S. ($185,000)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Palermo, R. & Rhodes, G. (2010). Is face processing automatic? In V. Coltheart (Ed.), Tutorials in Visual Cognition (Macquarie Monographs in Cognitive Science series) New York: Psychology Press.

Periodicals

  • Caruana, N., Stieglitz Ham, H., Brock, J., Woolgar, A., Kloth, N., Palermo, R., & McArthur, G. (In Press). Joint attention difficulties in autistic adults: An interactive eye-tracking study. Autism.
  • Dalrymple, K., & Palermo, R. (2016). Guidelines for studying developmental prosopagnosia in adults and children. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science (WIREs), 7, 73-87. doi:10.1002/wcs.1374
  • Davis, J., McKone, E., Zirnsak, M., Moore, T., O'Kearney, R., Apthorp, D., & Palermo, R. (In Press). Social and attention-to-detail subclusters of autistic traits differentially predict looking at eyes and face identity recognition ability. British Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjop.12188
  • Dawel, A., Wright, L., Irons, J., Dumbleton, R., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., & McKone, E. (In Press). Perceived emotion genuineness: Normative ratings for popular facial expression stimuli and development of perceived-as-genuine and perceived-as-fake sets. Behavior Research Methods.
  • Dondzilo, L., Rieger, E., Palermo, R., Byrne, S., & Bell, J. (2016). Association between rumination factors and eating disorder behaviours in young women. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 4(1), 84-98. doi:10.1080/21662630.2015.1118642
  • Engfors, L.M., Jeffery, L., Gignac, G., & Palermo, R. (In Press). Individual differences in adaptive norm-based coding and holistic coding are associated yet each contributes uniquely to unfamiliar face recognition ability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
  • Palermo, R. (In Press). The function of moods and emotions: Comment on "Can sadness be good for you? On the cognitive, motivational and interpersonal benefits of mild negative affect" (Forgas, 2017). Australian Psychologist. doi:10.1111/ap.12237
  • Palermo, R., Rossion, B., Rhodes, G., Laguesse, R., Tez, T., Hall, B., Albonico, A., Malaspina, M., Daini, R., Irons, J., Al-Janabi, S., Taylor, L.C., Rivolta, D., & McKone, E. (In Press). Do people have insight into their face recognition abilities? The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1161058
  • Rhodes, G., Neumann, M., Ewing, L., Bank, S., Read, A., Engfors, L.M., Emiechel, R., & Palermo, R. (In Press). Ensemble coding of faces occurs in children and develops dissociably from coding of individual faces. Developmental Science.
  • Rivolta, D., Lawson, R.P., & Palermo, R. (In Press). More than just a problem with faces: Altered body perception in a group of congenital prosopagnosics. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1174277
  • Tobin, A., Favelle, S., & Palermo, R. (2016). Dynamic facial expressions are processed holistically, but not more holistically than static facial expressions. Cognition and Emotion, 30(6), 1208-1221. doi:10.1080/02699931.2015.1049936
  • White, D., Rivolta, D., Burton, A.M., Al-Janabi, S., & Palermo, R. (In Press). Face matching impairment in developmental prosopagnosia. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1173076
  • Dawel, A., McKone, E., O’Kearney, R., Sellbom, M., Irons, R., & Palermo, R. (2015). Elevated levels of callous unemotional traits are associated with reduced attentional cueing, with no specificity for fear or eyes. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6(3), 216-228.
  • Dawel, A., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., Irons, J., & McKone, E. (2015). Fearful faces drive gaze-cueing and threat bias effects in children on the lookout for danger. Developmental Science, 18(2), 219-231. doi:10.1111/desc.12203
  • Dawel, A., Palermo, R., O’Kearney, R., & McKone, E. (2015). Children can discriminate the authenticity of happy but not sad or fearful facial expressions, and use an immature intensity-only strategy. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 462. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00462
  • Kumfor, F., Hutchings, R., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., & Piguet, O. (2015). Do I know you? Examining face and object memory in frontotemporal dementia. Neuropsychologia, 71, 101-111. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.03.020
  • Rhodes, G., Neumann, M., Ewing, L., & Palermo, R. (2015). Reduced set averaging of face identity in children and adolescents with autism. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(7), 1391-1403. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.981554
  • Rhodes, G., Pond, S., Burton, N., Kloth, N., Jeffery, L., Bell, J., Ewing, L., Calder, A.J., & Palermo, R. (2015). How distinct is the coding of face identity and expression? Evidence for some common dimensions in face space. Cognition, 142, 123-137. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.012
  • de Lissa, P., McArthur, G., Hawelka, S., Palermo, R., Mahajan, Y., & Hutzler, F. (2014). Fixation location on upright and inverted faces modulates the N170. Neuropsychologia, 57, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.02.006
  • Marneweck, M., Palermo, R., & Hammond, G. (2014). Discrimination and recognition of facial expressions of emotion and their links with voluntary control of facial musculature in Parkinson's disease Neuropsychology, 28(6), 917-928. doi:10.1037/neu0000106
  • Rivolta, D., Woolgar, A., Palermo, R., Butko, M., Schmalzl, L., & Williams, M.A. (2014). Multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) reveals abnormal fMRI activity in both the “core” and “extended” face network in congenital prosopagnosia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 925. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00925
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., McGrillen, K., & Miller, L. (2014). The nature of facial expression recognition deficits following orbitofrontal cortex damage. Neuropsychology, 28(4), 613-623. doi:10.1037/neu0000059
  • Palermo, R., & Duchaine, B. (2013). Introduction to this special issue on developmental prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 29, 349-353.
  • Palermo, R., O’Connor, K.B., Davis, J.M., Irons, J., & McKone, E. (2013). New tests to measure individual differences in matching and labelling facial expressions of emotion, and their association with ability to recognise vocal emotions and facial identity. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e68126. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068126
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., & Schmalzl, L. (2013). What is overt and what is covert in congenital prosopagnosia? Neuropsychology Review, 23(2), 111-116.
  • Willis, M.L., Dodd, H.F., & Palermo, R. (2013). The relationship between anxiety and the social judgements of approachability and trustworthiness. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e76825. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076825
  • Dawel, A., O'Kearney, R., McKone, E., & Palermo, R. (2012). Not just fear and sadness: Meta-analytic evidence of pervasive emotion recognition deficits for facial and vocal expressions in psychopathy. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 2288-2304.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Coltheart, M. (2012). Covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia: A group study. Cortex, 48(3), 344-352.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Williams, M.A. (2012). An early category-specific neural response for the perception of both places and faces. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 45-51.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Williams, M.A. (2012). Investigating the features of the M170 in congenital prosopagnosia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 1-13.
  • Wilson, C.E., Palermo, R., & Brock, J. (2012). Visual scan paths and recognition of facial identity in autism spectrum disorder and typical development. PLoS One, 7, e37681.
  • Baggott, S., Palermo, R., & Fox, A.M. (2011). Processing emotional category congruency between emotional facial expressions and emotional words. Cognition & Emotion, 25(2), 369-379. doi:10.1080/02699931.2010.488945
  • Baggott, S., Palermo, R., & Williams, M.A. (2011). Involuntary facial expression processing: Extracting information from two simultaneously presented faces. PLoS One, 6, e22287. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022287
  • McKone, E., Hall, A., Pidcock, M., Palermo, R., Wilkinson, R.B., Rivolta, D., Yovel, G., Davis, J.M., & O’Connor, K.B. (2011). Face ethnicity and measurement reliability affect face recognition performance in developmental prosopagnosia: Evidence from the Cambridge Face Memory Test - Australian. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28(2), 109-146. doi:10.1080/02643294.2011.616880
  • Palermo, R., Rivolta, D., Wilson, E., & Jeffery, L. (2011). Adaptive face space coding in congenital prosopagnosia: Typical figural after effects but abnormal identity aftereffects. Neuropsychologia, 49(14), 3801-3812. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.09.039
  • Palermo, R., Willis, M.L., Rivolta, D., McKone, E., Wilson, C.E., & Calder, A.J. (2011). Impaired holistic coding of facial expression and facial identity in congenital prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1226-1235.
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., & Burke, D. (2011). Judging approachability on the face of it: The influence of face and body expressions on the perception of approachability. Emotion, 11(3), 514-523. doi:10.1037/a0022571
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., & Burke, D. (2011). Social judgments are influenced by both facial expression and direction of eye gaze. Social Cognition, 29(4), 415-429. doi:10.1521/soco.2011.29.4.415
  • Wilson, C.E., Palermo, R., Burton, A.M., & Brock, J. (2011). Recognition of own- and other-race faces in autism spectrum disorders. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(10), 1939-1954.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., Bleasel, A., & Miller, L. (2010). The effect of unilateral amygdala removals on detecting fear from briefly presented backward-masked faces. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(2), 123-131. doi:10.1080/13803390902821724
  • Rivolta, D., Schmalzl, L., Coltheart, M. & Palermo, R. (2010). Semantic information can facilitate covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. doi:10.1080/13803391003662710
  • Susilo, T., McKone, E., Dennett, H., Darke, H., Palermo, R., Hall, A., Pidcock, M., Dawel, A., Jeffery, L., Wilson, C. E., & Rhodes, G. (2010). Face recognition impairments despite normal holistic processing and face space coding: Evidence from a case of developmental prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27(8), 636-664.
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., Burke, D., Atkinson, C., & McArthur, G. (2010). Switching associations between facial identity and emotional expression: A behavioural and ERP study. NeuroImage, 50, 329-339. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.11.071
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., Burke, D., McGrillen, K., & Miller, L. (2010). Orbitofrontal cortex lesions result in abnormal social judgements to emotional faces. Neuropsychologia, 48, 2182-2187. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.04.010
  • Wilson, C.E., Brock, J., & Palermo, R. (2010). Attention to social stimuli and facial identity recognition skills in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54(12), 1104-1115.
  • Wilson, C.E., Freeman, P., Brock, J., Burton, A.M., & Palermo, R. (2010). Facial identity recognition in the broader autism phenotype. PLoS One, 5(9), e12876. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012876
  • Wilson, C.E., Palermo, R., Brock, J., & Burton, A.M. (2010). Learning new faces in typically developing children and children on the autistic spectrum. Perception, 39(12), 1645-1658. doi:10.1068/p6727
  • Wilson, C.E., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Brock, J. (2010). Specificity of impaired facial identity recognition in children with suspected developmental prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27(1), 30-45.
  • Bowles, D.C., McKone, E., Dawel, A., Duchaine, B., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Rivolta, D., & Wilson, C.E. (2009). Diagnosing prosopagnosia: Effects of aging, sex, and participant stimulus ethnic match on the Cambridge Face Memory Test and Cambridge Face Perception Test. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(5), 423-455. doi:10.1080/02643290903343149
  • Finkbeiner, M. & Palermo, R. (2009). The role of spatial attention in nonconscious processing: A comparison of face and non-face stimuli. Psychological Science, 20, 42-51.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Harris, I., & Coltheart, M. (2009). Face inversion superiority in a case of prosopagnosia following congenital brain abnormalities: What can it tell us about the specificity and origin of face processing mechanisms? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(3), 286-306.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Cognitive heterogeneity in genetically-based prosopagnosia: A family study. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 99-117.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Green, M., Brunsdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Training of familiar face recognition and visual scan paths for faces in a child with congenital prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25(5), 705-729.
  • Sewell, C., Palermo, R., Atkinson, C., & McArthur, G. (2008). Anxiety and the neural processing of threat in faces. Neuroreport, 19(13), 1339-1343.
  • Palermo, R., & Rhodes, G. (2007). Are you always on my mind? A review of how face perception and attention interact. Neuropsychologia, 45, 75-92.
  • Rhodes, G., Yoshikawa, S., Palermo, R., Simmons, L.W., Peters, M., Lee, K., Halberstadt, J. & Crawford, J. (2007). Perceived health contributes to the attractiveness of facial symmetry, averageness and sexual dimorphism. Perception, 36, 1244-1252.
  • Rhodes, G., Halberstadt, J., Jeffery, L., & Palermo, R. (2005). The attractiveness of average faces is not a generalized mere exposure effect. Social Cognition, 23, 205-217.
  • Rhodes, G., Lee, K., Palermo, R., Yoshikawa, S., Clissa, P., Williams, T. Peters, M., Winkler, C., & Jeffery, L. (2005). Attractiveness of own-race, other-race and mixed-race faces Perception, 34, 319-340.
  • Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2004). Photographs of facial expression: accuracy, response times, and ratings of intensity. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers: Special Issue on Electronic Archiving, 36, 634-638.
  • Palermo, R., & Rhodes, G. (2003). Change detection in the flicker paradigm: Do faces have an advantage? Visual Cognition, 10, 683-713. [Link]
  • Faulkner, T.F., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., Pellicano, E., & Ferguson, D. (2002). Recognizing the un-real McCoy: Priming and the modularity of face recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 327-334.
  • Palermo, R., & Rhodes, G. (2002). The influence of divided attention on holistic face perception. Cognition, 82, 225-257. doi:10.1016/S0010-0277(01)00160-3

Published Abstracts

  • Hutchings, R., Palermo, R., Bruggemann, J., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Kumfor, F. (2016). Looking but not seeing: Understanding emotional face perception in behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia [Abstract]. Journal of Neurochemistry, 138(Suppl. 1), 275. doi:10.1111/jnc.13692
  • Hutchings, R., Palermo, R., Bruggemann, J., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Kumfor, F. (2015). Where and when to look: Understanding emotional face perception in frontotemporal dementia [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.219.00048
  • Palermo, R., Rivolta, D., Wilson, C.E., & Jeffery, L. (2011). Abnormal adaptive coding of identity in congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 11(11), 572.
  • Palermo, R., Willis, M.L., Rivolta, D., McKone, E., Wilson, C.E., & Calder, A. (2011). Holistic coding of facial expression and facial identity is impaired in congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology: Combined Abstracts of 2011 Australian Psychology Conferences.
  • Rivolta, D., Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R. & Williams, M.A. (2011). Multi-voxel patter analysis of fMRI data reveals abnormal anterior temporal lobe activity in congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. Perception, 40, 163.
  • Baggott, S., Palermo, R., & Williams, M. A. (2010). Task demands and capacity limits in the processing of emotional facial expressions [Abstract]. Perception, 39, 30.
  • Palermo, R., Willis, M., Rivolta, D., Wilson, C.E., & Calder, A.J. (2010). Holistic perception of facial expression in congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 10, 591. doi:10.1167/10.7.591
  • Rivolta, D., Williams, M. A., Schmalzl, L., & Palermo, R. (2010). Faces and Places in the Brain: An MEG Investigation [Abstract]. Journal of Vision. doi:10.1167/10.7.1266
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., Burke, D., McGrillen, K., & Miller, L. (2010). The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in the evaluation of approachability [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology: Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences.
  • Baggott, S., Williams, M., & Palermo, R. (2009). The lion, the face, and the processing of distractors [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences (CDROM).
  • de Lissa, P., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., Hawelka, S., Mahajan, Y., & Hutzler, F. (2009). New insights into face processing using fixation-related potentials [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].
  • de Lissa, P., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., Hawelka, S., Mahajan, Y., & Hutzler, F. (2009). New insights into face processing using fixation-related potentials [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology: Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences.
  • Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., Rivolta, D., & Wilson, E. (2009). Are adaptive face coding mechanism compromised in congenital prosopagnosia? [Abstract]. In N. Voudouris and V. Mrowinski (Eds.), Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, ~, 43.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Coltheart, M. (2009). The cognitive utility of investigating covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. In N. Voudouris and V. Mrowinski (Eds.), Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, ~, 46.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Burke, D (2009). Deciding to approach other people: The influence of face and body expressions [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 9(8), 489.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Miller, L. (2009). The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in facial expression processing [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 61, 58.
  • Baggott, S., & Palermo, R. (2008). The effects of affect: Are facial expressions processed involuntarily? [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 58.
  • Finkbeiner, M., & Palermo, R. (2008). Spatial attention and masked priming: Biological relevance matters [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 71.
  • Palermo, R., Atkinson, C., Willis, M., de Lissa, P., Sewell, C., & McArthur, G. (2008). Implicit and explicit processing of facial expression in childhood, adolescence and adulthood [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 92.
  • Palermo, R., Atkinson, C., Willis, M., de Lissa, P., Sewell, C., & McArthur, G. (2008). Implicit and explicit processing of facial expression in childhood, adolesence and adulthood: An ERP study [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 704.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 96.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Green, M., Brunsdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Training of familiar face recognition and visual scan paths for faces in a child with congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 412.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Green, M., Brunsdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Training of familiar face recognition and visual scan paths for faces in a child with congenital prosopagnosia [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(1), 98.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., Burke, D., & Atkinson, C. (2008). Switching associations between facial identity and emotional expression is more difficult for angry expressions compared to happy expressions: A behavioural and ERP study [Abstract]. NeuroImage, 41, S119.
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., & Burke, D. (2008). Don't go giving me the evils! The role of emotional expression in the evaluation of approachability [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(1), 105.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L. (2007). The impact of amygdala lesions on the detection of fearful facial expressions [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59(Suppl. 1), 52.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., Bleasel, A., & Miller, L. (2007). The impact of amygdala lesions on the detection of fearful facial expressions [Abstract]. Perception, 36(Suppl. 1), 151.
  • Sewell, C., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., & Atkinson, C. (2007). Attentional biases for facial affect vary with time but not with level of social anxiety: An event-related potentials study [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59(Suppl. 1), 56.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., Burke, D., & Atkinson, C. (2007). Switching associations between facial identity and emotional expression: A behavioural and ERP study [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59(Suppl. 1), 64.
  • Burke, D., DeSouza, A., & Palermo, R. (2006). Face perception: Expression and identity information are not extracted independently [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 65.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Miller, L. (2006). Affective priming from faces: The influence of spatial frequency, prime duration and amygdala damage [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 87.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006). Congenital prosopagnosia: A family study [Abstract]. Perception, 35(Suppl. 1), 133.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006). Congenital prosopagnosia: A family study [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 89.
  • Palermo, R., & Miller, L. (2005). Amygdalae, auras, and affective facial expressions [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(Suppl. 1), 66.
  • Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2004). Ignoring facial expressions of emotion [Abstract]. Perception, 33(Suppl. 1), 105.
  • Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2004). Ignoring facial expressions: the influence of context and working memory [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 56(Suppl. 1), 131.
  • Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2003). Recognising emotion from facial expressions: Is it "automatic"? [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 55(Suppl. 1), 88.
  • Palermo, R., & Rhodes, G. (2001). The role of attention in holistic face processing [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53(Suppl. 1), 62.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Dawel, A., Wright, L., Irons, J., Gumbleton, R., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., & McKone, E. (2016, August). Are posed “emotion” expression stimuli good enough? Not for research on social anxiety! Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Hutchings, R., Palermo, R., Bruggemann, J., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Kumfor, F. (2016, August). Looking but not seeing: Understanding emotional face perception in behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Kumfor, F., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., Jeffrey, L., Irish, M., & Piguet, O. (2016, August). Do I know you? Investigating prosopagnosia in left and right semantic dementia. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Willis, M.L., Badcock, N.A., Ridley, N.J., & Palermo, R. (2016, August). Perceptual processing and emotional conceptual knowledge skills are associated with the development of facial expression recognition abilities from childhood to adulthood. Poster session presented at the 39th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP2016), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Alexi, J., Palermo, R., Kloth, N., Byrne, S., Cleary, D., Dommisse, K., & Bell, J. (2016, July). Misperceiving size: Serial dependence in female body perception. Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Dondzilo, L., Wong, P., Rieger, E., Palermo, R., Byrne, S., & Bell, J. (2016, July). The effect of rumination on attentional bias to body imagery. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Neumann, M.F., Griffiths, S., Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., & Rhodes, G. (2016, July). Seeing the mood of the crowd: Ensemble expressions for groups of different identities. Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Palermo, R. (2016, July). The science of the face. Invited presentation given at the 2016 UWA High Achievers Program, The University of Western Australia, Perth. [Link]
  • Palermo, R. (2016, July). Social and affective processing in congenital prosopagnosia. Colloquium at the Perception Group, Curtin University, Perth.
  • Robson, M., Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., & Neumann, M. (2016, July). Does ensemble coding of face identity in congenital prosopagnosia reflect image-based or identity-based averaging? Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Willis, M.L., Badcock, N.A., Ridley, N.J., & Palermo, R. (2016, July). The development of facial expression recognition. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Palermo, R. (2016, June). Social and affective processing in congenital prosopagnosia. Keynote paper presented at the 3rd Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN) Meeting, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2016, June). Congenital prosopagnosia: Insights into facial identity and facial expression recognition. Colloquium at the Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Sydney.
  • Dondzilo, L., Rieger, E., Palermo, R., Byrne, S., & Bell, J. (2016, May). The association between attentional bias towards female body shapes and eating disorder symptoms in young women. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), San Francisco, USA.
  • Neumann, M., Griffiths, S., Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., & Rhodes, G. (2016, May). Seeing the mood of the crowd: Ensemble expressions for groups of different identities. Poster session presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Dawel, A., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., Irons, J., & McKone, E. (2015, November). Fearful faces drive gaze-cueing and threat bias effects in children on the lookout for danger. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2015, November). Coding facial expressions of emotion. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2015, October). Poor, average and excellent: what individual variability can tell us about the mechanisms of face perception. Paper presented at the Person Perception: Current Topics and Perspectives (PPRU Workshop), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
  • Purcell, J., Palermo, R., Maclaine, E., Avard, E., Cooper, G. & Gruber, J. (2015, October). Seeing only the good? Mania risk is associated with heightened attentional bias to happy faces. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Psychopathology, New Orleans, US.
  • Kumfor, F., Hutchings, R., Irish, M., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J.R., Palermo, R., & Piguet, O. (2015, July). Do I know you? Examining memory for faces in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2015, July). Face blindness and how we measure face recognition skills. Presentation given at the UWA Excellence Camp, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Dawel, A., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., Sellbom, M., Irons, J., & McKone, E. (2015, June). Contrasting three theories of attention to emotions: Individuals high in callous unemotional traits can ignore goal-irrelevant cues to attention with no specificity for fear or eyes. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Chicago, USA.
  • Dawel, A., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., Sellbom, M., Irons, J., & McKone, E. (2015, June). Contrasting three theories of attention to emotions: Individuals high in callous unemotional traits can ignore goal-irrelevant cues to attention with no specificity for fear or eyes. Poster session presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Chicago, USA.
  • Palermo, R., Kumfor, F., Hutchings, R., Irish, M., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2015, June). Face and object memory in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Mauna Lani, USA.
  • Neumann, M.F., de Bonis, F., Rhodes, G., & Palermo, R. (2015, May). The role of similarity in coding ensemble identity of face groups. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Dawel, A., Palermo, R., O'Kearney, R., Sellbom, M., Irons, J., & McKone, E. (2015, April). Following others' eye-gaze is not always mandatory. Paper presented at the 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Dondzilo, L., Rieger, E., Palermo, R., Byrne, S., & Bell, J. (2015, April). The effect of eating disorder-related rumination on approach and avoidance of female body shapes. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Engfors, L.M., Jeffery, L., & Palermo, R. (2015, April). Holistic and adaptive coding are correlated but only adaptive coding relates to face recognition ability Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Neumann, M.F., de Bonis, F., Rhodes, G., & Palermo, R. (2015, April). The role of similarity in coding ensemble identity of face groups. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. Pond, S., Burton, N., Kloth, N., Jeffery, L., Bell, J., Ewing, L., Calder, A.J., & Rhodes, G. (2015, April). How distinct is the coding of face identity and expression? Evidence for some common dimensions in face space. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Dawel, A., Palermo, R., O’Kearney, R., Wright, L., Dumbleton, R., Irons, J., & McKone, E. (2015, March). Why it is problematic for research to use only posed facial expression stimuli. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.
  • Engfors, L.M., Jeffery, L., & Palermo, R. (2015, March). Holistic and adaptive coding are correlated but only adaptive coding relates to face recognition ability. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.
  • Neumann, M.F., de Bonis, F., Rhodes, G., & Palermo, R. (2015, March). The role of similarity in coding ensemble identity of face groups. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.
  • Palermo, R. (2015, March). Individual differences in face identity and expression recognition. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.
  • Palermo, R. (2015, March). The role of similarity in coding ensemble identity of face groups. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.
  • Palermo, R. (2014, October). The specificity of face memory: Evidence from individual differences and congenital prosopagnosia. Keynote paper presented at the Memory in the Treetops Retreat, Avoca Beach.
  • Palermo, R. (2014, September). Individual differences in face identity and face expression recognition. Colloquium at the School of Psychology: Social Minds series, University of York, York, UK.
  • Palermo, R. (2014, September). Individual differences in face identity and face expression recognition. Colloquium at the Department of Psychology, University of Durham, Durham, UK.
  • Palermo, R. (2014, September). Face processing in developmental disorders. Invited colloquium at the Andy Calder Science Day, MRC CBU, Cambridge, UK.
  • Dawel, A., McKone, E., O’Kearney, R., Irons, J., & Palermo, R. (2014, August). Face expression processing and attentional cueing in callous-unemotional traits. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Neumann, M.F., Palermo, R., Rhodes, G., de Bonis, F., & Ng, R. (2014, June). Determinants of ensemble representations for face identity. Colloquium at the Person Perception Research Seminar, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany.
  • Palermo, R. (2014, June). Prosopagnosia. Colloquium at the "Coffee, Cake and Conversation", School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Neumann, M.F., Ng, R., Rhodes, G., & Palermo, R. (2014, May). Determinants of ensemble representations for face identity. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Dawel, A., McKone, E., O'Kearney, R., Irons, J. & Palermo, R. (2014, April). Do current face "emotion" stimuli really display emotion? Differences between posed and genuinely-felt face expressions. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Favelle, S., Tobin, A., & Palermo, R. (2014, April). We can be happy upside down: Inversion effects on static and dynamic facial expressions. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Neumann, M.F., Ng, R., Rhodes, G., & Palermo, R. (2014, April). Ensemble representations for face identity. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Tobin, A., Favelle, S., & Palermo, R. (2014, April). Composite effects for static and dynamic facial expression. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Palermo, R. (2014, March). Person perception and face blindness. Colloquium at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Stakeholders' Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Dawel, A., McKone, E., O'Kearney, R., Irons, J., & Palermo, R. (2013, November). Attention abnormalities in callous unemotional traits are not specific to eye-gaze or fear. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Dawel, A., McKone, E., O'Kearney, R., Irons, J., & Palermo, R. (2013, October). Attention abnormalities in callous unemotional traits are not specific to eye-gaze or fear. Colloquium at the 8th Annual Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium, Sydney.
  • Marneweck, M., Palermo, R., & Hammond, G. (2013, July). Impaired perception of facial expressions of emotion in Parkinson’s disease. Colloquium at the Symposium for Western Australian Neurosciences, The University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Marneweck, M., Palermo, R., & Hammond, G. (2013, June). Impaired perception of facial expressions of emotion in Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented at the 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Sydney.
  • Dawel, A., McKone, E., Irons, J., O'Kearney, R., & Palermo, R. (2013, May). Look out! Gaze-cueing is greater from fearful faces in a dangerous context for children and adults. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Laguesse, R., Tez, T., Hall, B., Irons, J., McKone, E., Daini, R., Albonico, A., Malaspina, M., Taylor, E., Rhodes, G., Charpentier, A., Rossion, B., & Palermo, R. (2013, May). Subjective self-assessment of face recognition ability is only weakly related to objective measures of face recognition performance. Poster session presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., Lewandowsky, J., Fiorentini, C., McKone, E., Irons, J.L., Skinner, A., Benton, C., & Burton, N. (2013, May). Individual differences in the ability to recognize facial expressions are associated with the strength of adaptive expression coding but not the strength of holistic expression coding. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., Lewandowsky, J., Fiorentini, C., McKone, E., Irons, J.L., Skinner, A.L., Benton, C.P., Burton, N., & Rhodes, G. (2013, May). Which perceptual mechanisms contribute to individual differences in the ability to recognise facial expressions? Paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Marneweck, M., Palermo, R., & Hammond, G. (2013, April). Discriminating facial expressions of emotion in Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Marneweck, M., Palermo, R., & Hammond, G. (2013, April). Impaired perception of facial expressions of emotion in Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented at the 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Adelaide.
  • Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., Lewandowsky, J., Fiorentini, C., McKone, E., Irons, J.L., Skinner, A., Benton, C., Burton, N., & Rhodes, G. (2013, April). Which perceptual mechanisms contribute to individual differences in the ability to recognise facial expressions? Paper presented at the 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Adelaide.
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., McGrillen, K., & Miller, L. (2013, April). Detecting facial expression processing deficits following orbitofrontal cortex damage. Poster session presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
  • Marneweck, M., Palermo, R., & Hammond, G. (2012, November). Impaired perception of facial expressions of emotion in Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented at the Parkinson's Annual National Conference, Brisbane.
  • Palermo, R., O’Connor, K.B., Davis, J.M., McKone, E., & Irons, J. (2012, September). Individual differences in matching and labelling facial expressions: Is there an association with the ability to recognise vocal expressions or facial identity? Paper presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero, Italy.
  • Palermo, R., O’Connor, K.B., Davis, J.M., McKone, E., & Irons. J. (2012, September). Individual differences in matching and labelling facial expressions: Is there an association with the ability to recognise vocal expressions or facial identity? Poster session presented at the 35th European Conference of Visual Perception (ECVP), Alghero, Italy.
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., & Burke, D. (2012, July). The factors influencing approachability: The role of facial expression, body expression and social anxiety. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Bristol, UK.
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., Jacob, S., & Burke, D. (2012, July). The factors influencing judgements of approachability: Exploring the influence of facial expression, body expression and social anxiety. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Bristol, UK.
  • Palermo, R. (2012, June). Face blindness: The inability to recognise identity from the face. Paper presented at the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Centre, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth.
  • Dawel, A., McKone, E., & Palermo, R. (2012, April). The ability of children and adults to discriminate between genuine and posed facial expressions. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Favelle, S., Tobin, A., DeMayo, M., & Palermo, R. (2012, April). The role of motion in recognizing facial expression. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Fiorentini, C., McKone, E., & Palermo, R. (2012, April). Individual differences in the composite effect for facial expressions, and its relationship to emotion recognition accuracy. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2012, April). Face blindness: The inability to recognise identity from the face. Paper presented at the Art and Science of Face Perception symposium (in conjunction with the Archibald, Wynne and Sullman Prize), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R., O’Connor, K.B., Davis, J.M., McKone, E., & Irons., J. (2012, April). Individual differences in recognising facial expression, vocal expression and facial identity. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Robbins, R., & Palermo, R. (2012, April). Development of navigation ability and its possible relationship to face recognition ability. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2011, August). The science of the face. Invited presentation given at the School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.
  • Rivolta, D., Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Williams, M.A. (2011, August). Multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data reveals abnormal anterior temporal lobe activity in congenital prosopagnosia. Paper presented at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Toulouse, France.
  • Palermo, R. (2011, July). Insights into face processing from congenital prosopagnosia. Invited presentation given at the School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Palermo, R. (2011, June). The science of the face. Invited presentation given at the Department of Psychology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • Palermo, R. (2011, May). Insights into face processing from congenital prosopagnosia. Invited presentation given at the School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R., Rivolta, D., Wilson, C.E., & Jeffery, L. (2011, May). Abnormal adaptive coding of identity in congenital prosopagnosia. Poster session presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Wilson, E., Brock, J., & Palermo, R. (2011, May). Visual scanning strategies and facial identity recognition in autism spectrum disorder. Presentation given at the 10th International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), San Diego, USA.
  • Palermo, R. (2011, April). Intact and impaired face processes in congenital prosopagnosia. Invited presentation given at the School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R., Willis, M.L., Rivolta, D, McKone, E., Wilson, C.E., & Calder, A.J. (2011, April). Impaired holistic coding of facial expression and facial identity is impaired in congenital prosopagnosia. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Palermo, R., Willis, M.L., Rivolta, D., McKone, E., Wilson, C.E., & Calder, A.J. (2011, April). Holistic coding of facial expression and facial identity in congenital prosopagnosia. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Willis, M.L., Palermo, R., & Burke, D. (2011, April). Judging approachability on the face of it. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Baggott, S., Palermo, R., & Williams, M. A. (2010, August). Task demands and capacity limits in the processing of emotional facial expressions. Poster session presented at the 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Palermo, R., Willis, M., Rivolta, D., Wilson, C. E., & Calder, A.J. (2010, June). Holistic coding of identity and expression in congenital prosopagnosia. Paper presented at the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Collioure, France.
  • Palermo, R., Willis, M., Rivolta, D., Wilson, C.E. and Calder, A.J. (2010, May). Holistic perception of facial expression in congenital prosopagnosia. Poster session presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Visual Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Rivolta, D., Williams, M. A., Schmalzl, L., & Palermo, R. (2010, May). Faces and Places in the Brain: An MEG Investigation. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Visual Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Baggott, S., Williams, M., & Palermo, R. (2009, December). One fact at a time? Processing irrelevant but emotional faces. Poster session presented at the HCSNet SummerFest, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • de Lissa, P., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., Hawelka, S., Mahajan Y., & Hutzler, F. (2009, November). Neural processing of human faces: Insights from fixation-related potentials. Presentation given at the 19th Australasian Psychophysiology Society Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., Burke, D., McGrillen, K., & Miller, L. (2009, November). The effect of orbitofrontal cortex lesions on facial expression processing. Paper presented at the Faculty of Human Sciences Higher Degree Research Showcase, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Miller, L. (2009, August). Impaired facial expression processing in patients with lesions of the orbitofrontal cortex. Poster session presented at the The Emotional Brain, Sydney, Australia.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Miller, L. (2009, July). Facial expression processing deficits following orbitofrontal cortex lesions. Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, York, UK.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Burke, D. (2009, May). Deciding to approach other people: The influence of face and body expressions. Poster session presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Florida, USA.
  • Baggott, S., Williams, M., & Palermo, R. (2009, April). The lion, the face, and the processing of distractors. Presentation given at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • de Lissa, P., McArthur, G., Palermo, R., Hutzler, F., Howlitz, S., & Mahajan, Y. (2009, April). Fixation-related potentials: New insights into face processing. Poster session presented at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong.
  • Palermo, R., Jeffery, L., Rivolta, D., and Wilson, E. (2009, April). Are adaptive face coding mechanisms compromised in congenital prosopagnosia? Presentation given at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Coltheart, M. (2009, April). The cognitive utility of investigating covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia. Presentation given at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong, Australia.
  • Rivolta, D., Williams, M., Schmalzl, L., & Palermo, R. (2009, April). Faces and Places in the Brain: An MEG Investigation. Presentation given at the High Degree Research Showcase, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Miller, L. (2009, April). The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in facial expression processing. Paper presented at the 36th Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong, Australia.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., Williams, M., & Coltheart, M. (2008, December). Covert recognition in congenital prosopagnosia. Presentation given at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Palermo, R., Atkinson, C., Willis, M., de Lissa, P., Sewell, C., & McArthur, G. (2008, July). The development of facial expression perception. In W. Hayward & G. Rhodes (Chair), Expertise effects in face processing. Invited paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Brisbane.
  • Palermo, R., Atkinson, C., Willis, M., de Lissa, P., Sewell, C., & McArthur, G. (2008, June). Perceiving facial expressions in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Paper presented at the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Sydney.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., McArthur, F., Burke, D., & Atkinson, C. (2008, June). Switching associations between facial identity and emotional expression is more difficult for angry expressions compared to happy expressions: A behavioural and ERP study. Poster session presented at the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Palermo, R., Atkinson, C., Willis, M., de Lissa, P., Sewell, C., & McArthur, G. (2008, May). Implicit and explicit processing of facial expression. in childhood, adolescence and adulthood: An ERP study. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Florida, USA.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Green, M., Brunsdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008, May). Training of familiar face recognition and visual scan paths for faces in a child with congenital prosopagnosia. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Visual Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, Florida.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Green, M., Brunsdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008, April). Training of familiar face recognition and visual scan paths for faces in a child with congenital prosopagnosia. Paper presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Perth.
  • Baggott, S., & Palermo, R. (2008, March). The effects of affect: Are facial expressions processed involuntarily? Poster session presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Fremantle.
  • Finkbeiner, M. & Palermo, R. (2008, March). Spatial attention and masked priming: Biological relevance matters. Paper presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Fremantle, Perth.
  • Palermo, R., Atkinson, C., Willis, M., de Lissa, P., Sewell, C., & McArthur, G. (2008, March). Implicit and explicit processing of facial expression in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Paper presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Fremantle.
  • Rivolta, D., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008, March). Covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia. Poster session presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Fremantle.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Burke, D. (2008, March). Don't go giving me evils! The role of emotional expression in the evaluation of approachability. Paper presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia..
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., & Miller, L. (2008, January). Facial expression deficits following lesions of the orbitofrontal cortex. Paper presented at the Department of Linguistics and Psychology Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Willis, M., & Palermo, R. (2007, December). The role of emotional expression in the evaluation of approachability. Paper presented at the Department of Linguistics and Psychology Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Finkbeiner, M.S. & Palermo, R. (2007, November). Spatial Attention and Masked Priming: Biological Relevance Matters. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Long Beach, USA.
  • Palermo, R. (2007, September). ERP and MEG face processing studies. Invited paper presented at the Words & faces: An international workshop on cognitive neuroscience in honour of Professor Ryoji Suzuki., Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., Bleasel, A. & Miller, L. (2007, August). The impact of unilateral amygdala lesions on the detection of brief backward-masked fearful facial expressions. Poster session presented at the 30th European Conference on Visual Perception, Arezzo, Italy.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Mohamed, A., & Miller, L. (2007, April). The impact of amygdala lesions on the detection of fearful facial expressions. Paper presented at the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Canberra.
  • Sewell, C., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., & Atkinson, C. (2007, April). Attentional biases for facial affect vary with time but not with level of social anxiety: An event-related potentials study. Paper presented at the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Canberra.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., Burke, D., & Atkinson, C. (2007, April). Switching associations between facial identity and emotional expression: A behavioural and ERP study. Paper presented at the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Canberra.
  • Willis, M., Palermo, R., McArthur, G., Burke, D., Atkinson, C. (2006, December). Reversal learning and facial expressions of emotion: An ERP study. Paper presented at the Department of Linguistics and Psychology Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006, September). Congenital prosopagnosia: Cognitive heterogeneity in genetically-impaired face processing. Invited presentation given at the research seminar, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006, September). Fractionating face perception: Cognitive heterogeneity in genetically-based prosopagnosia. Presentation given at the research seminar, University of Padua, Italy.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006, September). Cognitive heterogeneity in genetically-based prosopagnosia: A family study. Poster session presented at the Italian Psychological Association (AIP) Annual Meeting, Rovereto, Italy.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006, August). Congenital prosopagnosia: A family study. Poster session presented at the 29th European Conference on Visual Perception, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006, August). Cognitive heterogeneity in genetically-based prosopagnosia: A family study. Invited presentation given at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London..
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Miller, L. (2006, July). Auras, affect and the amygdala. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Neuroscience, Bath Spa, UK.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Miller, L. (2006, July). Affective priming from faces: The influence of spatial frequency, prime duration and amygdala damage. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting (EPS), Plymouth, UK.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R. & Coltheart, M. (2006, July). Fractionating face processing in congenital prosopagnosia: A family study. Paper presented at the Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2006, June). Attention! I know who you are and I know what you are feeling: On the role of attention in face perception. Invited paper presented at the MACCS Visual Cognition Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. (2006, June). Attention! I know who you are and I know what you are feeling: On the role of attention in face perception. Invited paper presented at the MACCS Visual Cognition Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Burke, D., DeSouza, A., & Palermo, R. (2006, April). Face perception: Expression and identity information are not extracted independently. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., & Miller, L. (2006, April). Affective priming from faces: The influence of spatial frequency, prime duration and amygdala damage. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Schmalzl, L., Palermo, R., & Coltheart, M. (2006, April). Congenital prosopagnosia: A family study. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Schmalzl, L., Coltheart, M., Palermo, R., Harris, I., & Brunsdon, R. (2006, March). Developmental and congenital prosopagnosia. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of the Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology Research Unit, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R., Miller, L. & Coltheart, M. (2005, November). Amygdalae and Affective Facial Expressions. Poster session presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Palermo, R. & Miller, L. (2005, April). Amygdalae, auras, and affective facial expressions. Symposium conducted at the 32nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Melbourne.
  • Palermo, R & Coltheart, M. (2004, August). Ignoring facial expressions of emotion. Poster session presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the European Conference in Visual Perception, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Palermo, R. & Coltheart, M. (2004, April). Ignoring facial expressions: The influence of context and working memory. Symposium conducted at the 31st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Palermo, R., Rhodes, G., & Coltheart, M. (2003, September). Identifying faces and facial expressions: The influence of attention. Poster session presented at the About Faces: A multidisciplinary approach to the science of face perception, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.
  • Palermo, R. & Coltheart, M. (2003, April). Recognising emotion from facial expressions: Is it "automatic"? Paper presented at the 30th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Palermo, R. & Rhodes, G. (2002, April). Face and object change detection advantages. In G. Rhodes & R. Palermo (Chair), Face and object processing. Symposium conducted at the 6th Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society, Fremantle.
  • Palermo, R. & Rhodes, G. (2001, April). The role of attention in holistic face processing. Paper presented at the 28th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Melbourne.
  • Palermo, R. & Rhodes, G. (2000, November). The role of attention in holistic face processing. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Workshop on Object Perception and Memory, New Orleans, USA.
  • Palermo, R. & Rhodes, G. (2000, October). effect of dividing attention on holistic face processing. Paper presented at the University of Western Australia Psychology Conference, Perth.
  • Palermo, R. & Hayward, W. (1998, October). Effects of verbalisation and expertise on object recognition. Poster session presented at the The University of Western Australia Psychology Conference, Perth.

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