Tirta Susilo

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Senior Lecturer School of Psychology


Teaching in 2020


BEng Parahyangan Catholic University, BSc (Hons) University of Queensland, PhD Australian National University


I lead the Vision and Cognition Group. I am also on Google Scholar, ORCID, and Research Gate .

Our group primarily studies face perception and prosopagnosia (face blindness) as a model problem for tackling bigger questions about vision and cognition in the brain: How does the brain construct visual experience and allow us to recognise people, places, and objects? How does the visual system work with other cognitive systems to activate memories, generate emotions, and produce actions? What components of brain and cognition are general-purpose, and what components are domain-specific? How do developmental conditions such as prosopagnosia and autism impact brain development and cognitive organisation, and how do rehabilitation efforts come into play?

We use a variety of methods including behavioural experiments in the lab and on the web, visual psychophysics, studies of individuals with developmental deficits and brain damage, eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), and computational modelling, depending on the question at hand.

We often have positions for curious and committed students at all levels (postgraduate, honours, undergraduate). Email us to know more about current opportunities.

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You can find our publications here.


Teaching in 2020