Helen Rodger


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 helen.rodger@unifr.ch

Biography

I'm interested in the development of social cognition and how we develop an understanding of what another person is thinking and feeling. By better understanding how these processes develop, can we help people improve their understanding of others? For my thesis I'm using eye tracking and behavioural methods to investigate the development of facial expression recognition.


Research and publications

  • Publications & Conference Proceedings

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

    Rodger, H., Stoll, C., Lao, J., Richoz, A.-R., Pascalis, O., Dye, M.W.G., & Caldara, R. (in press). Quantifying facial expression intensity and signal use in deaf signers. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

     

    Wyssen, A., Lao, J., Rodger, H., Humbel, N., Lennertz, J., Schuck, K., Isenschmid, B., Milos, G., Trier, S., Whinyates, K., Assion, H.-J., Ueberberg, B, Müller, J., Klauke, B., Teismann, T., Margraf, J., Juckel, G., Kossmann, C., Schneider, S., Caldara, R. & Munsch, S. (2019). Facial Emotion Recognition Abilities in Women Suffering from Eating Disorders. Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 81, 155-164.

     

    Rodger, H., Lao, J., & Caldara, R. (2018). Quantifying facial expression signal and intensity use during development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 174, 41-59.

     

    Rodger, H., Vizioli, L., Ouyang, X., & Caldara, R. (2015). Mapping the Development of Facial Expression Recognition. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12281.

     

    Kelly, D.J., Liu, S., Rodger, H., Miellet, S., Ge, L. & Caldara, R. (2011). Developing Cultural Differences in Face Processing. Developmental Science, 14 (5), 1176-1184. 

     

    Rodger, H., Kelly, D., Blais, C., & Caldara, R. (2010). Inverting faces does not abolish cultural diversity in eye movements. Perception 39(11) 1491 – 1503.

     

    Miellet, S., Zhou, X., He, L., Rodger, H., & Caldara, R. (2010). Investigating cultural diversity for extrafoveal information use in visual scenes. Journal of Vision 10 (6) article 21.

     

    Conference Abstracts:

    Talks

    Rodger, H., & Caldara, R.  (2015). Quantifying visual information use for facial expression recognition during  development, 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

     

    Rodger, H., & Caldara, R.  (2015). Quantifying visual information use for facial expression recognition during development, Biennial Meeting of the International Society for  Research on Emotion (ISRE), University of Geneva, Switzerland.

     

    Rodger, H., & Caldara, R.  (2015). Quantifying information use for facial expression recognition during development, 14th Biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society (SSP), University of Geneva, Switzerland.

     

    Rodger, H., Vizioli L., Ouyang, X., Lao J., & Caldara, R.  (2013). Mapping the ontogenesis of facial expression recognition, Biennial Meeting of the International Society for  Research on Emotion (ISRE), UC Berkeley, U.S.A.

     

    Rodger, H., Vizioli L., Ouyang, X., Lao J., & Caldara, R.  (2013). Mapping the ontogenesis of facial expression recognition, 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

     

    Rodger, H., Vizioli L., Ouyang, X., Lao J., & Caldara, R.  (2013). Mapping the ontogenesis of facial expression recognition, 13th Biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society (SSP), University of Basel, Switzerland.

     

    Vizioli L., Lao J., Rodger, H. & Caldara, R. (2012). Culture shapes interbrain synchronization during human goal decoding. Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, Switzerland.

     

    Kelly, D.J., Miellet, S., Rodger, H., & Caldara, R. (2010). Tracking cultural diversity in visual perception across development. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, UCL, UK.

     

    Miellet, S., Rodger, H., He, L. & Caldara, R. (2009) Investigating cultural diversity for extrafoveal information use in scenes. ECEM2009: 15h European Conference on Eye Movements, Southampton, UK.

     

    Posters

    Lao J., Vizioli L., Rodger, H. & Caldara, R. (2012). Neural Adaptation Reveals Early Cultural Tunings in Perceptual Sensitivity to Local/Global Shapes. Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, Switzerland.

     

    Rodger, H., & Caldara, R. (2010). First fixation toward the geometric center of human faces is common across tasks and culture. 10th Annual Meeting Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.