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Gizelle Anzures

gizelle anzures
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 561-297-3368
  • ganzures@fau.edu
  • Boca Raton - Behavioral Sciences, BS-12, BS-206

Education

Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2011

Research Interests

  • role of visual experience in shaping human behavior and brain function
  • development of face processing abilities
  • development of racial bias
  • development of autism spectrum disorder

Research Description

My research examines the role of visual experience in shaping developmental changes in infant, child, adolescent, and adult behavior and brain function. To study this, I examine developmental changes in the ability to process socially relevant information from human faces, such as identity, race, and age. Our abilities to quickly and accurately process such information is largely influenced by our specific experiences with individuals from different racial, age, and gender groups. For example, a Caucasian individual who regularly sees and interacts with other Caucasian individuals, but has limited or no experience interacting with individuals from other racial groups would most likely be better at recognizing Caucasian individuals compared to their recognition of Asian or African-American individuals. This is a phenomenon known as the “other-race effect” or an own-race bias in face recognition. I am currently conducting studies examining cognitive, perceptual/experiential, and neural mechanisms underlying the development of such racial biases. I use a variety of techniques in my studies, including eye-tracking, ERP/EEG, and fMRI.

 

Recent Publications

Haist, F., & Anzures, G. (2017). Functional development of the brain’s face-processing system. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 8, doi: 10.1002/wcs.1423
Anzures, G., Goyet, L., Ganea, N., & Johnson, M. H. (2016). Enhanced ERPs to visual stimuli in unaffected male siblings of ASD children. Child Neuropsychology, 22, 220-237 doi: 10.1080/09297049.2014.988609   
Anzures, G., Kelly, D. J., Pascalis, O., Quinn, P. C., Slater, A. M., de Viviés, X., & Lee, K. (2014). Own- and other-race face identity recognition in children: The effects of pose and feature composition. Developmental Psychology, 50, 469-481.doi: 10.1037/a0033166
Anzures, G., Quinn, P. C., Pascalis, O., Slater, A. M., & Lee, K. (2013). Development of own-race biases. Visual Cognition, 21, 1165-1182. doi: 10.1080/13506285.2013.821428  
Anzures, G., Quinn, P. C., Pascalis, O., Slater, A. M., Tanaka, J. W., & Lee, K. (2013). Developmental origins of the other-race effect. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 173-178. doi: 10.1177/0963721412474459
Liu, S., Anzures, G., Ge, L., Quinn, P. C., Pascalis, O., Slater, A. M., Tanaka, J. W., & Lee, K. (2013). Development of recognition of face parts from unfamiliar faces. Infant and Child Development, 22, 165-179. doi: 10.1002/icd.1781
Xiao, W. S., Xiao, N. G., Quinn, P. C., Anzures, G., & Lee, K. (2013). Development of face scanning for own- and other-race faces in infancy. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 100-105. doi: 10.1177/0165025412467584
Anzures, G., Wheeler, A., Quinn, P. C., Pascalis, O., Slater, A. M., Heron-Delaney, M., Tanaka, J., & Lee, K. (2012). Brief daily exposures to Asian females reverses perceptual narrowing for Asian faces in Caucasian infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112(4), 484-495. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2012.04.005
Robbins, R. A., Maurer, D., Hatry, A., Anzures, G., & Mondloch, C. J. (2012). Effects of normal and abnormal visual experience on the development of opp0osing aftereffects for upright and inverted faces. Developmental Science, 15(2), 194-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2011.01116.x
 Anzures, G., Ge, L., Wang, Z., Itakura, S., & Lee, K. (2011). An own-age bias in adults’ facial age judgments. Psychologia, 54, 166-174. doi: 10.1167/10.7.624
Pascalis, O., de Martin de Viviés, X., Anzures, G., Quinn, P. C., Slater, A. M., Tanaka, J. W., & Lee, K. (2011). Development of face processing. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 2(6), 666-675. doi: 10.1002/wcs.146
Anzures, G., Pascalis, O., Quinn, P. C., Slater, A. M., & Lee, K. (2011). Minimizing skin color differences does not eliminate the own-race recognition advantage in infants. Infancy, 16(6), 640-654. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2010.00066.x
Heron-Delaney, M. Anzures, G., Herbert, J. S., Quinn, P. C., Slater, A. M., Tanaka, J. W., Lee, K., & Pascalis, O. (2011). Perceptual training prevents the emergence of the other race effect during infancy. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e19858. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019858
Wheeler, A., Anzures, G., Quinn, P. C., Pascalis, O., Omrin, D. S., & Lee, K. (2011). Caucasian infants scan own- and other-race faces differently. PLoS ONE, 6(4), e18621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018621
Quinn, P. C., Anzures, G., Izard, C. E., Lee, K., Pascalis, O., Slater, A. M., & Tanaka, J. W. (2011). Looking across domains to understand infant representation of emotion. Emotion Review, 3(1), 197-206. doi: 10.1177/1754073910387941
 Anzures, G.,Ge, L., Wang, Z., Itakura, S., & Lee, K. (2010). Culture shapes efficiency of facial age judgments. PLoS ONE, 5(7), e11679. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011679  
Anzures, G., Quinn, P. C., Pascalis, O., Slater, A. M., & Lee, K. (2010). Categorization, categorical perception, and asymmetry in infant’s representation of face race. Developmental Science, 13(4), 553-564. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00900.x
Anzures, G., Mondloch, C. J., & Lackner, C. (2009). Face adaptation and attractiveness aftereffects in 8-year-olds and adults. Child Development, 80(1), 178-191. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01253.x
Ge, L., Anzures, G., Wang, Z., Kelly, D. J., Pascalis, O., Quinn, P. C., Slater, A. M., Yang, Z., & Lee, K. (2008). An inner face advantage in children’s recognition of familiar faces.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 101(2), 124-136. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2008.05.006

 

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