Brad Duchaine

Academic Appointments

Chair, 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 450
Bradley C Duchaine
Center for Social Brain Sciences
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.

Rezlescu, C., Pitcher, D., Barton, J.J.S., & Duchaine, B. (2014). Normal acquisition of expertise with greebles in two cases of acquired prosopagnosia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111: 5123-5128.

Wilmer, JB, Germine, L, Chabris, CF, Chatterjee, G, Williams, W, Loken, E, Nakayama, K, & Duchaine B. (2010). Human face recognition ability is highly heritable. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 107: 5238-5241.

Pitcher, D, Charles, L, Devlin, J, Walsh, V, & Duchaine, B (2009). Triple dissociation between faces, bodies, and objects in extrastriate cortex. Current Biology, 19: 319-324.

Duchaine, B, Yovel, G, Butterworth, E., & Nakayama, K. (2006). Prosopagnosia as an impairment to face-specific mechanisms: Elimination of the alternative hypotheses in a developmental case. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23: 714-747.

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