Roxane Itier

Dr. Roxane Itier

Assistant Professor Psychology, University of Waterloo

Research Focus

My interests are in Cognitive Neurosciences with a focus on Social Cognition and its neural bases. My research investigates the neural networks underlying face processing and gaze interpretation, and their relationships with social cognition and theory of mind, the ability to understand the mental states of others. I am especially interested in how these cognitive abilities develop over the lifespan, and what role they play in pathologies in which social cognition appears to go awry. My research program incorporates multiple platforms including behavioral testing, electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eye movement monitoring and neuropsychological studies.

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Species sensitivity of early face and eye processing Neuroimage Itier R, Van Roon P, Alain C 1293858000 Journal Article
Le traitement des aspects variables des visages: les yeux et le regard Traitement et reconnaissance des visages: du percept à la personne Itier RJ, Batty M 1226725200 Book Chapter
Reconnaissance des visages versus reconnaissance des objets Traitement et reconnaissance des visages: du percept à la personne Rousselet GA, Itier RJ 1226725200 Book Chapter
Increased brain signal variability accompanies lower behavioral variability in development PLOS Computational Biology McIntosh AR, Kovacevic N, Itier RJ 1215144000 Journal Article
Modulations of induced gamma power and synchrony during gaze processing. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Itier RJ, Kovacevic N, McIntosh AR 1199163600 Presentation
Age related changes in face induced gamma oscillations Organization for Human Brain Mapping Kovacevic N, Itier RJ, McIntosh AR 1199163600 Presentation
Age-related differences in task-modulated gaze processing as measured by eye movements Cognitive Neuroscience Society Itier RJ, Brown T, Villate C, Ryan JD 1199163600 Presentation
Early face processing specificity: It's in the eyes! Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Itier RJ, Alain C, Sedore K, McIntosh AR 1193889600 Journal Article
Explicit versus implicit gaze processing assessed by ERPs Brain Research Itier RJ, Alain C, Kovacevic N, McIntosh AR 1193371200 Journal Article
A multi-imaging approach to gaze processing Rotman Rounds Itier R 1191211200 Presentation
Controlling interstimulus perceptual variance does not abolish N170 face sensitivity Nature Neuroscience Bentin S, Taylor MJ, Rousselet GA, Itier RJ, Caldara R, Schyns PG, Jacques C, Rossion B 1183262400 Journal Article
Eyes always attract attention but gaze-orienting is task dependent: evidence from eye movement monitoring Neuropsychologia Itier RJ, Villate C, Ryan JD 1167627600 Journal Article
Network dynamics of face and house perception Organization for Human Brain Mapping Itier RJ, McIntosh AR 1167627600 Presentation
Happiness is not in the eyes: Effects of eye-gaze and emotion on visual attention Cognitive Neuroscience Societey Bayless SJ, Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1167627600 Presentation
Early Face and object processing Special workshop on the N170 ERP component Itier RJ 1167627600 Presentation
Faces and eyes: is there an eye detector in the human brain? Vision Center for Research Rounds Itier RJ 1167627600 Presentation
Multitechnique approach to gaze processing Rotman Rounds Itier RJ 1167627600 Presentation
Implicit and explicit gaze processing: eye tracking, ERP and fMRI approaches. Imaging Rounds Itier RJ 1167627600 Presentation
Neural networks underlying implicit and explicit gaze processing Ebbinghaus Empire Itier RJ 1167627600 Presentation
Eyes always attract attention but gaze-direction processing activates different brain networks depending on the task: fMRI and eye movement evidence BRAIN AND COGNITION Itier RJ, Muir KA, Villate C, Fatima Z, Stuss DT, Ryan JD, McIntosh AR 1142917200 Presentation
Face, eye and object early processing: what is the face specificity? NeuroImage Itier RJ, Latinus M, Taylor MJ 1137301200 Journal Article
Inversion and contrast-reversal effects on face processing assessed by MEG Brain Research Itier RJ, Herdman AT, George N, Cheyne D, Taylor MJ 1136091600 Journal Article
The eyes have it! The face inversion and contrast-reversal effects are driven by the eye region Rotman Rounds Itier RJ 1136091600 Presentation
The eyes have it: face inversion and contrast-reversal ERP effects are driven by the eye region of the human face Organization for Human Brain Mapping Itier RJ, Muir KA, Alain C, McIntosh AR 1136091600 Presentation
Configuration versus features: a window on the spatio-temporal network of face processing assessed by ERP and MEG. Society for Physiological Research (SPR) conference: Psychophysiological correlates of familiarity and expertise Itier RJ 1136091600 Presentation
Task effects on gaze-direction processing using e-fMRI SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE ABSTRACTS Itier RJ, Muir KA, Fatima Z, Stuss DT, McIntosh AR 1132030800 Presentation
Influence of eye gaze processing in two face tasks as revealed by eye movement monitoring. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE Itier RJ, Villate C, Ryan JD 1113019200 Presentation
Spatiotemporal analyses of face, eye and gaze processing Brock University, Department of Psychology Itier RJ 1104555600 Presentation
Spatiotemporal analyses of face, eye and gaze processing Rotman Rounds Itier RJ 1104555600 Presentation
Face, eye and gaze processing : the eyes have it! Maastricht University colloquium, Faculty of Psychology Itier RJ 1104555600 Presentation
Traitement rapide du visage, des yeux et du regard: etudes electrophysiologiques des bases de la cognition sociale Inserm Unit 619 colloquium Itier RJ 1104555600 Presentation
Influence of eye gaze processing as revealed by eye movement monitoring Cognitive Neuroscience Society Itier RJ, Villate C, Ryan JD 1104555600 Presentation
The correspondence between electrophysiological measures and face processing in children Society for Research in Child Development Taylor MJ, Itier RJ, Batty M 1104555600 Presentation
Gaze-direction processing activates different brain networks depending on the task Organization for Human Brain Mapping Itier RJ, Muir KA, Fatima Z, Stuss DT, McIntosh AR 1104555600 Presentation
Localization of cortical activity during face perception using event-related synthetic aperture magnetometry Organization for Human Brain Mapping Cheyne D, Itier RJ, Hamilton A, Taylor MJ 1104555600 Presentation
Are you looking at me? Effects of attention and head orientation on eye gaze processing SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE ABSTRACTS Itier RJ, Fatima Z, Alain C, Stuss DT, McIntosh AR 1098676800 Abstract
The faces of development: a review of early face processing over childhood Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Taylor MJ, Batty M, Itier RJ 1096603200 Journal Article
Source analysis of the N170 to faces and objects Neuroreport Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1086580800 Journal Article
Effects of repetition learning on upright, inverted and contrast-reversed face processing using ERPs NeuroImage Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1080795600 Journal Article
Face recognition memory and configural processing: A developmental ERP study using upright, inverted and contrast-reversed faces Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1080795600 Journal Article
N170 or N1? Spatiotemporal differences between object and face processing using ERPs Cerebral Cortex Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1075611600 Journal Article
Spatiotemporal analysis of event-related potentials to upright, inverted and contrast-reversed faces: Effects on encoding and recognition Psychophysiology Itier RJ, Taylor MJ, Lobaugh N 1072933200 Journal Article
Effects of repetition and configural changes on the development of face recognition processes Developmental Science Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1072933200 Journal Article
Face inversion and contrast-reversal effects across development: in contrast to the expertise theory Developmental Science Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1072933200 Journal Article
Les modifications des potentiels évoqués cognitifs au cours du développement L'imagerie fonctionnelle électrique (EEG) et magnétique (MEG) : ses applications en sciences cognitives Batty M, Itier RJ 1072933200 Book Chapter
Face processing and ERPs: a developmental perspective Rotman Rounds Itier RJ 1072933200 Presentation
Developement of face recognition and ERPs Vision Science Laboratory Rounds, Harvard University Itier RJ 1072933200 Presentation
The development of face recognition: an ERP perspective McMaster University Department of Psychology Rounds, Itier RJ 1072933200 Presentation
Inversion and contrast-reversal effects on early face processing assessed by MEG BIOMAG conference Itier RJ, Herdman AT, Picton TW, Taylor MJ 1072933200 Presentation
Cross-modal facilitation in a cueing task using ERPs. SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE ABSTRACTS Itier RJ, Glaholt M, Alain C, McIntosh AR 1068613200 Abstract
Development of face recognition - effects of configuration, encoding and emotion Cognitive Neurosciences Society Taylor MJ, Itier RJ, Batty M 1041397200 Presentation
Effects of inversion, contrast-reversal and their conjunction on face, eye and object processing: an ERP study Cognitive Neurosciences Society Itier RJ, Latinus M, Taylor MJ 1041397200 Presentation
Inversion and contrast polarity reversal affect both encoding and recognition processes of unfamiliar faces: A repetition study using ERPs NeuroImage Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1012539600 Journal Article
Spatiotemporal analysis of event related potential data reveals aspects of cognitive processing International Organisation of Psychophysiology Lobaugh NJ, Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1009861200 Presentation
Learning can abolish age differences in face recognition: A developmental ERP study using upright, inverted and contrast-reversed faces European Conference on Visual Perception Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1009861200 Presentation
Sufficient encoding eliminates performance decrements with inverted and contrast-reversed faces: can ERPs explain why? Cognitive Neurosciences Society Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 1009861200 Presentation
The role of configural changes in face recognition, analysed by PLS NEUROIMAGE Itier RJ, Lobaugh NJ, Taylor MJ 992145600 Abstract
Direction of gaze effects on early face and eye processing: Eyes-only versus full faces Cognitive Brain Research Taylor MJ, Itier RJ, Allison T, Edmonds G 978325200 Journal Article
Integration of the property of weight into infants' manipulation Current Psychology Letters: Behavior, Brain & Cognition Itier RJ, Provasi J, Bloch H 978325200 Journal Article
Developmental changes in face encoding and recognition: effects of inversion and contrast polarity reversal Evoked Potential International Conference Itier RJ 978325200 Presentation
Early ERP components indexing face and eye processing Federation of European Psychophysiology Societies Taylor MJ, Itier RJ, Severac-Cauquil A 946702800 Presentation
Integration of the properties of substance and weight into infants' manipulation XII Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies Provasi J, Itier RJ 946702800 Presentation
Encodage configural des visages : étude par les potentiels évoqués des effets d'inversion et de format négatif Cerveau et Psychologie Seminar Itier RJ, Taylor MJ 946702800 Presentation
L'intégration des propriétés tactiles dans la manipulation chez le bébé de 8 à 14 mois Journée du réseau de Sciences Cognitives d'Île-de-France Itier RJ, Provasi J 915166800 Presentation

Education

  • 2002: PhD, Neuropsychology, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France
  • 1999: MSc, Cognitive Psychology, Université Paris VIII E.P.H.E Paris, France
  • 1998: BSc, Physiology and cell biology, Université Joseph Fourrier Grenoble, France

Academic Appointments

  • 2008–2009: Consultant to the Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2006–2009: Research Associate, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2003–2006: Postdoctoral fellowship, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2009–Present: Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • 2009–2011: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Cognitive Neuroimaging and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Professional Affiliations

Reviewership

Consulting

  • 2011: (Peer reviewership - Biological Psychology - Brain and Cognition - Cerebral Cortex - Cognitive Brain Research - Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - Developmental Science - Human Brain Mapping - International Journal of Psychophysiology - Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience - Neuroimage - Neuropsychologia - Neuroscience - Perception and Psychophysics - Psychophysiology - Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) - Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology)

Committee

  • 2006–Present: Israel Science Foundation (external reviewer)

Editorial Board

  • 2005–Present: Brain and Cognition

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2004: Jack and Rita Cathedral fund, Baycrest, 1 year
  • 2004: CIHR postdoctoral fellowship, 3 years
  • 2003: Jack and Rita Cathedral fund, Baycrest
  • 2001: , Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (F.R.M) (Medical Research Foundation), 1 year
  • 2000: , Fédération des Aveugles et Handicapés Visuels de France’ (F.A.F) (Federation for Blind and Visual Handicapped). , 1 year

Research Projects

  1. Face perception and recognition
  2. The role of eye gaze processing in social cognition

Links

Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Society for Neuroscience
The Organization for Human Brain mapping
Vision Sciences Society
all on vision
ERP international conference (EPIC)

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Psychology Department
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Office: PAS 4023
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 Phone: 519-888-4567 x32629 Email: ritier@uwaterloo.ca Fax: 519-746-8631