Brad Duchaine

Academic Appointments

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

My lab uses neuropsychology, psychophysics, and neuroimaging explore the cognitive, neural, developmental, and genetic basis of social perception. Much of our work focuses on prosopagnosia, a condition defined by severe face recognition deficits.


Moore Hall, Room 450
HB 6207


Psychological and Brain Sciences


  • B.A., Marquette University, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Almeida, J., Freixo, A., Tabuas-Periera, M., Herald, S.B., Valerio, D., Schu, G., Duro, D., Cunha, G., Bukhari, Q., Duchaine, B., & Santana, I. (2020). Face-Specific Perceptual Distortions Reveal A View- and Orientation-Independent Face Template. Current Biology 30: 1-7.

  • Jiahui, G., Yang, H., & Duchaine, B. (2018). Developmental prosopagnosics have widespread selectivity reductions across category-selective visual cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115: E6418-E6427.

  • Dalrymple, K. & Duchaine, B. (2016). Impaired face detection may explain some but not all cases of developmental prosopagnosia. Developmental Science19(3), 440-451.

  • Duchaine, B. & Yovel, G. (2015). A revised neural framework for face processing. Annual Review of Vision Science, 1: 393-416.

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Works In Progress

  • 2020-2024: National Science Foundation - Eye movements and retinotopic face encoding in children, adults, and developmental prosopagnosia

  • 2020-2024: National Eye Institute - Beyond Faces: Widening the lens on developmental prosopagnosia