Psychology Faculty

Nicolas Davidenko
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Affiliations Center for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences, Cowell College, Crown College
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, 377
  • Office Hours (Winter 2024) (In person) Wed., 11 am - 12 pm; Social Sciences 2 Rm 375 (or via Zoom by appointment
  • Mail Stop Psychology Faculty Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Perception; Cognition; Cognitive Science; Computational Modeling; Mathematical Modeling; Psychology; Neuroscience; Programming; Virtual Reality, Immersive, and Augmented Reality Environments
  • Courses Psyc 121: Perception, Psyc 139K: Face recognition (senior seminar), Psyc 139L: Illusions, Psyc 138M: Matlab for Cognitive Science

Summary of Expertise

Face perception and recognition
Modeling cognitive and neural mechanisms of high level visual representation

Research Interests

My research focuses on the cognitive, perceptual, and neural mechanisms by which we represent visual information; specifically, high-level visual information like objects and faces.

A major goal of my research is to understand how we perceive and recognize faces, and how we can use this understanding to advance methods of reconstructing faces from memory. In my lab, we generate parametric stimuli and conduct behavioral experiments and computational modeling to predict human performance.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. in Psychology, Stanford University
M.S. in Statistics, Stanford University
A.B. in Mathematics, Harvard University

Selected Publications