Scott Gwinn

My research interests are in human visual perception, with a particular focus on face processing and adaptation. I use a combination of behavioural psychophysics and electroencephalography (EEG) to infer the neural mechanisms underlying face coding and determine how they are affected by our past experiences.

I completed my PhD in Psychology in 2015 at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Brooks. From 2015 through 2017 I was employed as a Postdoctoral Scholar under the supervision of Drs. Michael Webster and Fang Jiang at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Since returning to Australia I have been working Postdoctoral Research Associate at Flinders University under the supervision of Dr. Michael Nicholls.


Gwinn, O. S., Matera, C., O’Neil, S. F., & Webster, M. A. (2018). Asymmetric neural responses for expressions, anti-expressions, and neutral faces. Neuropsyhcologia, 119, 405-416.

Gwinn, O. S., & Brooks, K. R. (2015). Face encoding is not categorical: Consistent evidence across multiple types of contingent aftereffects. Visual Cognition, 23(7), 867-893.

Gwinn, O. S., & Brooks, K. R. (2015). No role for lightness in the neural encoding of black and white: race-contingent face aftereffects depend on facial morphology, not skin tone. Visual Cognition, 23(5), 597-611.

Gwinn, O. S., & Brooks, K. R. (2013). Race-contingent face aftereffects: A result of perceived racial typicality, not categorization. Journal of Vision, 13(10), 1–11.

Gwinn, O. S., & Brooks, K. R. (2010). A Face in the Crowd: Examining Race Perception and Lightness Contrast. In W. Christensen, E. Schier, and J. Sutton (Eds.), ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (p. 119-125).

Brooks, K. R., & Gwinn, O. S. (2010). No role for lightness in the perception of black and white? Simultaneous contrast affects perceived skin tone, but not perceived race. Perception, 39(8), 1142-1145.

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