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olivia.cheung@nyu.edu

Education 

Ph.D. in Psychology, 2010

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Graduate Advisor: Isabel Gauthier, Ph.D.


B.S.Sc., major in Psychology, minor in Modern Language and Cultural Studies, 2002

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Thesis Advisor: William G. Hayward, Ph.D.


Appointments

Assistant Professor of Psychology, starting from September 2015 (Abu Dhabi)

Faculty Fellow, 2014-2015 (New York)

Science Division, Psychology

New York University Abu Dhabi


Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014

Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy

Postdoctoral Advisor: Alfonso Caramazza, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2013

Harvard Medical School

Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoctoral Advisor: Moshe Bar, Ph.D.


Publications 

Cheung, O.S., & Gauthier, I. (2014). Visual appearance interacts with conceptual knowledge in object recognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:793. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00793

Cheung, O.S., & Bar, M. (2014). The resilience of object predictions: Early recognition across viewpoints and exemplars. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(3), 682-688.

Panichello, M.F., Cheung, O.S., & Bar, M. (2013). Predictive feedback and conscious visual experience. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:620. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00620

Cheung, O.S., & Bar, M. (2012). Visual prediction and perceptual expertise. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83(2), 156-163.

Richler, J.J., Cheung, O.S., & Gauthier, I. (2011). Beliefs alter holistic face processing… If response bias is not taken into account. Journal of Vision, 11(13):17-1-13.

Cheung, O.S., Richler, J.J., Phillips, W.S., & Gauthier, I. (2011). Does temporal integration of face parts reflect holistic processing? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18(3), 476-483.

Richler, J.J., Cheung, O.S., & Gauthier, I. (2011). Holistic processing predicts face recognition. Psychological Science, 22(4), 464-471.

Cheung, O.S., & Gauthier, I. (2010). Selective interference on the holistic processing of faces in working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(2), 441-484.

Cheung, O.S., & Gauthier, I. (2009). The locus of holistic processing. In I. Gauthier, M.J. Tarr, & D. Bub (Eds.), Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior (pp.271-303). Oxford University Press.

Cheung, O.S., Hayward, W.G., & Gauthier, I. (2009). Dissociating the effects of angular disparity and image similarity in mental rotation and object recognition. Cognition, 113(1), 128-133.

Richler, J.J., Cheung, O.S., Wong, A.C.-N., & Gauthier, I. (2009). Does response interference contribute to face composite effects? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(2), 258-263.

Cheung, O.S., Richler, J.J., Palmeri, T.J., & Gauthier, I. (2008). Revisiting the role of spatial frequencies in the holistic processing of faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(6), 1327-1336.

Gauthier, I., Wong, A.C.-N., Hayward, W.G., & Cheung, O.S. (2006). Font tuning associated with expertise in letter perception. Perception, 35(4), 541-559.


Submitted Manuscripts

Zhao, M., Rhodes, G., Cheung, O.S., & Hayward, W.G. An other-race advantage following study of scrambled face features.


Conference Presentations

Cheung, O.S., & Bar, M. (2013, May). The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in visual prediction. Talk presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

Cheung, O.S., Gagnon, S.A., Panichello, M.F., & Bar, M. (2012, May). Dissociating contextual and semantic priming in object recognition. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

Cheung, O.S., & Bar, M. (2011, May). Viewpoint and exemplar generalization in visual prediction. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

Gauthier, I., Richler, J.J., & Cheung, O.S. (2010, November). When the measure is valid, holistic processing predicts face expertise. Talk presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, Missouri.

Gauthier, I., Richler, J.J., & Cheung, O.S. (2010, May). Beliefs alone alter holistic face processing... If response bias is not taken into account. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

Cheung, O.S., Richler, J.J., Phillips, W.S., & Gauthier, I. (2009, May). Does temporal integration of face parts reflect holistic processing? Talk presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

Hayward, W.G., Zhao, M., Cheung, O.S., Rhodes, G., & Gauthier, I. (2009, May). Dissociating contributions of configural and component information to the own-race advantage in face recognition. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.

Richler, J.J., Cheung, O.S., Wong, A.C.-N., & Gauthier, I. (2008, November). Does response interference contribute to face composite effects? Poster presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois.

Cheung, O.S., Hayward, W.G., & Gauthier, I. (2008, June). Dissociating the effects of viewpoint disparity and image similarity in mental rotation and object recognition. Talk presented at the 6th Chinese Psychologist Conference, Hong Kong, China.                 

Cheung, O.S., Hayward, W.G., & Gauthier, I. (2008, May). Dissociating the effects of viewpoint disparity and image similarity in mental rotation and object recognition. Talk presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida.                 

Cheung, O.S., Richler, J.J., Palmeri, T.J., & Gauthier, I. (2007, May). Revisiting the role of spatial frequencies in the holistic processing of faces. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, Florida.

Cheung, O. S., & Gauthier, I. (2006, May). Contextually evoked interference on the holistic processing of faces. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, Florida.

Cheung, O.S.-C., & Gauthier, I. (2005, May). How holistic processing is affected by perceptual load. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, Florida.

Gauthier, I., & Cheung, O.S.-C. (2005, May). How holistic processing is affected by working memory load. Talk presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, Florida.

Hayward, W.G., Cheung, S.-C., & Tarr, M.J. (2003, November). Use of view-based and structure-based cues in object recognition. Talk presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver.

Cheung, S. -C., & Hayward, W. G. (2002, June). Exploring the expertise effects in letter recognition. Talk presented at the Experimental Psychology Session, Annual meeting of Hong Kong Psychological Society, Hong Kong.

Gauthier, I., Hayward, W. G., Wong, C. -N., & Cheung, S.-C. (2001, November). The role of font in letter recognition. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, Florida.


Other Research Experience 

Undergraduate Honors program advising (co-advised with Dr. Isabel Gauthier), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee: Yoseph A. Beki (2010), Kara B. Grubb (2007-2009)

Research assistant advising (co-advised with Dr. Moshe Bar), Martinos Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School: Matthew Panichello (2011-2013)

Research assistant and lab manager in Dr. William Hayward's laboratory, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2002-2003)


Professional Membership and Affiliations

Vision Sciences Society, 2005-present

Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, student trainee, 2007-2010

Perceptual Expertise Network, student trainee, 2003-2010


Teaching Experience

Teaching assistant, 2004-2006, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Principles of Experimental Design (Instructor: Dr. Thomas Palmeri), 2006 Spring

Principles of Experimental Design (Instructor: Dr. Adriane Seiffert), 2005 Fall

Principles of Experimental Design (Instructor: Dr. Adriane Seiffert), 2005 Spring

General Psychology (Instructor: Dr. Isabel Gauthier), 2004 Fall


Fellowships and Awards

Trainee Research Grant, Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, 2010

Golden Greeble Research Grant, Perceptual Expertise Network, 2009

Trainee Research Grant, Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, 2009

Graduate School International Travel Grant, Vanderbilt University, 2008

Graduate School Domestic Travel Grants, Vanderbilt University, 2005-2007, 2009

University Tuition Awards, Vanderbilt University, 2003-2010                 

University Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2003-2010


Public Relations

Scienceblogs.com, 2009 January

 

Invited Talks 

Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE (2014)

Department of Psychology, New York University, NY (2014)

School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia (2013)

School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews, UK (2013)

Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK (2013)

Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2013)

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, UK (2012)

Department of Psychology, Brunel University, UK (2012)


Professional Service 

Organizer, Martinos Brain and Cognition Talk Series, 2010 October-2011 December

Ad-hoc reviewer for Journals:

Attention, Perception & Psychophysics; Brain and Cognition; Cerebral Cortex; Developmental Psychology; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Vision; PLoS One; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Visual Cognition

Funding agencies:

Israel Science Foundation