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Dr Nadine Kloth

MSc UMG, PhD FSU.

Nadine Kloth

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : Rm 1.13
Phone : +61 8 6488 3240
Fax : +61 8 6488 1006
email : nadine.kloth@uwa.edu.au
Homepage : http://www.psychology.uwa.edu.au/research/facelab

External Address

School of Psychological Science
The University of Western Australia

Profile

I received my graduate diploma in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych, German equivalent to the MSc) from the University of Münster, Germany, in 2005. Supervised by Professor Stefan Schweinberger I then completed my PhD at the University of Jena, Germany, in 2009. My PhD research investigated the electrophysiological correlates of high level adaptation in face perception. I continued to work at the University of Jena as a post-doctoral researcher for two years before joining the Facelab at the University of Western Australia in May 2011.

My current research focuses on:

1. the investigation of the face perception system by means of perceptual adaptation;

2. the sources of information we use and the strategies we apply when categorizing unfamiliar faces (e.g., according to their age or gender);

3. the perception of facial attractiveness; and

4. the way in which different kinds of face-related information, such as eye gaze, attractiveness, gender, and age, may interact to inform our perception and behavior.

Recent External Appointments

  • Associated Investigator, DFG Research Unit “Person Perception". (2013 continuing)
  • Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (2007 continuing)

Awards

  • PhD thesis award (2010), Kloth, N. the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016) "Evaluating the achievement of joint attention in schizophrenia: An ERP and virtual reality study." Caruana, N., Langdon, R., Seymour, K., McArthur, G., Rhodes, G., Kloth, N., & Murphy, C. ($39,947)
  • UWA Research Collaboration Award (2016) “Probabilistic adaptation in the brain. An fMRI Project" with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. Kloth, N., & Kovacs, G. ($15,210)
  • 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)
  • Supplementary Travel Grant (2012) “Selective attention to attractive faces”. Kloth, N. ($750)
  • Early Career Researcher Grant (2010 - 2011) “The perception of human eye gaze – processes and influencing factors1 Kloth, N. ($9,421)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

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. doi:10.1177/1362361316676204
  • Collova, J.R., Kloth, N., Crookes, K., Burton, N., Chan, C.Y., Hsiao, J.H., & Rhodes, G. (In Press). A new other-race effect for gaze perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
  • Kloth, N., Pugh, C., & Rhodes, G. (2017). The contributions of temporal delay and face exposure to the decay of gaze direction aftereffects. Journal of Vision, 17(3), 5. doi:10.1167/17.3.5
  • Kloth, N., Rhodes, G. & Schweinberger, S.R. (2017). Watching the brain recalibrate: Neural correlates of renormalisation during face adaptation. NeuroImage, 155, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.04.049
  • Kloth, N., & Rhodes, G. (2016). Gaze direction aftereffects are surprisingly long-lasting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(9), 1311-1319. doi:10.1037/xhp0000182
  • Crookes, K., Ewing, L., Gildenhuys, J., Kloth, N., Hayward, W.G., Oxner, M., Pond, S., & Rhodes, G. (2015). How well do computer-generated faces tap face expertise? PLoS One, 10(11), e0141353. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141353
  • Kloth, N., Damm, M., Schweinberger, S.R., & Wiese, H. (2015). Aging affects sex categorization of male and female faces in opposite ways. Acta Psychologica, 158, 78–86. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.04.005
  • Kloth, N., Jeffery, L., & Rhodes, G. (2015). Gaze direction affects the magnitude of face identity aftereffects. Journal of Vision, 15(2), 22. doi:10.1167/15.2.22
  • Kloth, N., Rhodes, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2015). Absence of sex-contingent gaze direction aftereffects suggests a limit to contingencies in face aftereffects. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1829. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01829
  • 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
  • Kloth, N., Shields, S.E., & Rhodes, G. (2014). On the other side of the fence: Effects of social categorization and spatial grouping on memory and attention for own-race and other-race faces. PLoS ONE, 9(9), e105979. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105979
  • Hayn-Leichsenring, G., Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S.R., & Redies, C. (2013). Adaptation effects to attractiveness of face photographs and art portraits are domain-specific. i-Perception, 4, 303-316. doi:10.1068/i0583
  • Kloth, N., Itier, R.J., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Combined effects of inversion and feature removal on N170 responses elicited by faces and car fronts. Brain and Cognition, 81, 321-328. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2013.01.002
  • Pond, S., Kloth, N, McKone, E., Jeffery, L., Irons, J., & Rhodes, G. (2013). Aftereffects support opponent coding of face gender. Journal of Vision, 13(14), 16.
  • Wiese, H., Kloth, N., Güllmar, D., Reichenbach, J.R., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Perceiving age and gender in unfamiliar faces: An fMRI study on face categorization. Brain and Cognition, 78, 163-168.
  • Kloth, N., Altmann, C.S., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Facial attractiveness biases the perception of eye contact. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(10), 1906-1918.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Kloth, N., & Robertson, D.M. (2011). Hearing facial identities: Brain correlates of face-voice integration in person identification. Cortex, 47, 1026-1037.
  • Kloth, N., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2010). Electrophysiological correlates of eye gaze adaptation. Journal of Vision, 10(12)(17), 1-13.
  • Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S.R., & Kovács, G. (2010). Neural correlates of generic versus gender-specific face adaptation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 2345-2356.
  • Kloth, N., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2008). The temporal decay of eye gaze adaptation effects. Journal of Vision, 8(11)(4), 1-11.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Casper, C., Hauthal, N., Kaufmann, J.M., Kawahara, H., Kloth, N., Robertson, D., Simpson, A.P., & Zäske, R. (2008). Auditory adaptation in voice perception. Current Biology, 18, 684-688.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Kloth, N., & Jenkins, R. (2007). Are you looking at me? Neural correlates of gaze adaptation. NeuroReport, 18, 693-696.
  • Kloth, N., Dobel, C., Schweinberger, S.R., Zwitserlood, P., Bölte, J., & Junghöfer, M. (2006). Effects of personal familiarity on early neuromagnetic correlates of face perception. European Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 3317-3321.

Published Abstracts

  • Fischer, M. H., Hoellen, N., & Kloth, N (2003). Object-based attention and space-based attention depend on action intention [Abstract]. Perception, 32(Suppl. S), 10-10.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Collova, J., Kloth, N., Crookes, K., Burton, N., & Rhodes, G. (2016, August). Is there an own-race advantage for perception of gaze direction? Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S.R., & Rhodes, G. (2016, August). Watching the brain recalibrate: An ERP correlate of renormalization during face adaptation. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • 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.
  • Collova, J., Kloth, N., Crookes, K., Rhodes, G., & Burton, N. (2016, July). Is there an other-race effect for detection of gaze direction? Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Kloth, N., Rhodes, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2016, July). Watching the brain recalibrate: An ERP correlate of renormalization during face adaptation. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Kloth, N., Rhodes, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2016, May). Watching the brain recalibrate: An ERP correlate of renormalization during face adaptation. Poster session presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Kloth, N. (2015, June). Studying face perception with adaptation paradigms. Invited colloquium at the DFG Research Unit "Person Perception", Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany.
  • Kloth, N., Jeffery, L., & Rhodes, G. (2015, May). Gaze direction affects the magnitude of face identity aftereffects. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, USA.
  • Kloth, N., Jeffery, L., & Rhodes, G. (2015, April). Gaze direction affects the magnitude of face identity aftereffects. 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.
  • Collova, J.R., Kloth, N., Crookes, K., & Rhodes, G. (2015, March). The eyes have it! An own-race advantage for gaze direction perception. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.
  • Crookes, K., Ewing, L., Gildenhuys, J., Kloth, N., Hayward, W., Oxner, M., Pond, S. & Rhodes, G. (2015, March). Computer generated faces may not tap face expertise. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.
  • Kloth, N., Shields, S.E., & Rhodes, G. (2014, June). On the other side of the fence: Effects of social categorisation and spatial grouping on memory and attention for own-race and other-race faces. Invited colloquium at the DFG Person Perception Research Unit, University of Jena, Jena, Germany.
  • Crookes, K., Ewing, L., Gildenhuys, J., Kloth, N., Hayward, W., Oxner, M., Pond, S. & Rhodes, G. (2014, May). Computer generated faces may not tap face expertise. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Kloth, N., Shields, S.E., & Rhodes, G. (2014, May). On the other side of the fence: Effects of social categorisation and spatial grouping on memory and attention for own-race and other-race faces. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, USA.
  • Kloth, N., Shields, S. E., & Rhodes, G. (2014, April). On the other side of the fence: Effects of social categorisation and spatial grouping on memory and attention for own-race and other-race faces. Invited colloquium at the School of Psychology Colloquium Series, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Kloth, N., Shields, S. E., & Rhodes, G. (2014, April). On the other side of the fence: Effects of social categorisation and spatial grouping on memory and attention for own-race and other-race faces. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Kloth, N., Pond, S., McKone, E., Jeffery, L., Irons, J., & Rhodes, G. (2013, August). It’s a girl! Opponent versus multichannel neural coding underlying the perception of face gender. Poster session presented at the European Conference of Visual Perception (ECVP), Bremen, Germany.
  • Kloth, N., Pond, S., Jeffery, L., McKone, E., Irons, J., & Rhodes, G. (2013, April). It’s a girl! Opponent versus multichannel neural coding underlying the perception of face gender. Colloquium at the School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Kloth, N., Pond, S., Jeffery, L., McKone, E., Irons, J., & Rhodes, G. (2013, April). It’s a girl! Opponent versus multichannel neural coding underlying the perception of face gender. Paper presented at the 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Adelaide.
  • Kloth, N., Short, L., & Rhodes, G. (2012, October). Selective attention to attractive faces. Poster session presented at the 43rd International Symposium: "Face Perception", Japanese National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan.
  • Hayn-Leichsenring, G., Redies, C., Kloth, N., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2012, September). Attractiveness of face photographs: Adaptation effects and spatial frequency characteristics in the Fourier domain. Paper presented at the 35th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Alghero, Italy.
  • Kloth, N., Short, L., & Rhodes, G. (2012, September). Attentional preference for attractive faces. Poster session presented at the 35th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Alghero, Italy.
  • Kloth, N. (2012, August). Attentional preference for attractive faces. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Kloth, N., & Robertson, D.M.C. (2012, May). Face-voice integration in person recognition. Poster session presented at the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Kloth, N., Short, L., & Rhodes, G. (2012, April). Attentional preference for attractive faces. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Kloth, N. (2011, November). Effects of facial attractiveness on eye gaze perception. Presentation given at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Sydney.
  • Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S.R., & Wiese, H. (2011, April). The influence of facial age on gender perception: An ERP study on face categorization. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Altmann, C.S., Kloth, N., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011, March). Have you got the look? - Uber den Einfluss von Attraktivitat auf die Wahrnehmung von Blickkontakt [About the influence of attractiveness on the perception of eye contact]. Poster session presented at the 53rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [53rd Meeting of Experimental Psychologists], Halle a.d Saale, Germany.
  • Kloth, N., Wiese, H., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011, March). Effekte des Alters auf die Bestimmung des Geschlechts von Gesichtern. Paper presented at the 53rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Halle a.d Saale, Germany.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Kloth, N., & Robertson, D.M.C. (2011, March). Audiovisual integration in the recognition of familiar people. Poster session presented at the 53. Tagung Experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TEaP) [53rd Meeting of Experimental Psychologists], Halle a.d Saale, Germany.
  • Kloth, N. (2010, October). Neural correlates and temporal characteristics of eye gaze adaptation. Invited paper presented at the Person Perception 25 years after Bruce and Young (1986), DFG Research Unit Jena, Jena, Gemany.
  • Kloth, N., Wiese, H., Güllmar, D., Reichenbach, J.R., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2010, September). Perceiving age and gender in unfamiliar faces: An fMRI study on face categorization. Poster session presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, USA.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Kloth, N., & Robertson, D.M.C. (2010, July). Hearing facial identities: ERP correlates of face-voice integration in speaker identification. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society, Manchester, UK.
  • Kloth, N., & Schweinberger, S. R. (2010, June). Neuronale Korrelate und zeitliche Charakteristika der Blickrichtungsadaptation. Invited paper presented at the Psychologie & Gehirn, Greifswald, Germany.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Robertson, D., & Kloth, N. (2010, April). Hearing facial identities: Brain correlates of face-voice integration in person recognition. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, Canada.
  • Kloth, N., Wiese, H., & Schweinberger, S. R. (2010, March). Effekte des Alters auf die Bestimmung des Geschlechts von Gesichtern Paper presented at the 52nd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S. R., & Kovács, G. (2009, August). Influences of intra- and cross-modal adaptation on face gender perception. Invited paper presented at the 11th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  • Kloth, N. & Schweinberger, S.R. (2009, March). On the neural correlates of eye gaze adaptation. Poster session presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Berlin, Germany.
  • Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S.R., & Kovács, G (2009, March). Einflüsse intra- und cross-modaler Adaptation auf die Wahrnehmung des Geschlechts in Gesichtern. Paper presented at the 51st Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Jena, Germany.
  • Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S. R., & Kovács, G (2008, April). Neural correlates of adaptation to face and voice gender: Is the N170 sensitive to gender adaptation or to face detection? Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., Casper, C., Hauthal, N., Kaufmann, J.M., Kawahara, H., Kloth, N., Robertson, R., Simpson, A.P., & Zäske, R. (2008, April). Auditory adaptation in the perception of voice gender. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
  • Kloth, N., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2008, March). Können diese Augen lügen? Effekte der Blickrichtungsadaptation und ihre zeitlichen Parameter. Paper presented at the 50th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Marburg, Germany.
  • Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S.R., & Jenkins, R. (2007, May). Are you looking at me? Neural correlates of gaze adaptation. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, USA.
  • Dobel, C., Kloth, N., Junghöfer, M., Zwitserlood, P., & Schweinberger, S. (2006, April). Early differences in the processing of personally familiar and famous faces: An MEG study. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, USA.
  • Kloth, N., Dobel, C., Junghöfer, M., Zwitserlood, P., Bölte, J., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2006, March). Bedeutet es immer dasselbe jemanden zu kennen? Eine MEG-Studie. Paper presented at the 48th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Mainz, Germany.

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