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Chiara Capparini

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

I am broadly interested in perceptual and cognitive development over the first postnatal years.

I am especially interested in visual perception and how early attentional mechanisms shape infants' learning. In particular, I am interested in face processing and all the complex information that faces convey, such as emotion and gaze cues. Other research interests include scene recognition, spatial processing and navigation.

Currently, I am investigating social and non-social information processing across the developing visual field as part of the Marie Curie Actions, MOTION Innovative Training Network (ITN). The aim of this ITN is to move experimental infancy research from artificial laboratory contexts towards more naturalistic and ecologically valid situations thanks to the recent advances in wearable and wireless technologies.

In addition, I have been trained as a child therapist and I am interested in atypical development.

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