PUBLICATIONS


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Peer-reviewed publications

  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., Bennett, P.J., Schyns, P.G. & Ramon, M. (2017) Personal familiarity enhances sensitivity to horizontal structure during processing of face identity. Journal of Vision, 17(6), 1-11. (PDF)
  • Pachai, M.V., Doerig, A.C. & Herzog, M.H. (2016) How best to unify crowding? Current Biology, 26(9), R352-R353. (PDF)
  • LaPointe, M.R.P., Cullen, R., Baltaretu, B., Campos, M., Michalski, N., Satgunarajah, S.S., Cadieux, M.L., Pachai, M.V., & Shore, D.I.  (2016). An attentional bias for Lego people using a change detection task: Are Lego people animate? The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(3), 219-231. (PDF)
  • Pachai, M.V., DiBattista, D. & Kim, J.A. (2015) The Effect of ’None of the Above’ on Multiple-Choice Questions in an Introductory Psychology Classroom. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(3), 1-14. (PDF)
  • Vida, M.D., Maurer, D., Calder, A.J., Rhodes, G., Walsh, J.A., Pachai, M.V., & Rutherford, M.D. (2013) The Influences of Face Inversion and Facial Expression on Sensitivity to Eye Contact in High-Functioning Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(11), 2536-2548. (PDF)
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2013). Sensitivity to information conveyed by horizontal contours is correlated with face identification accuracy. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-9. (PDF)
  • Sana, F., Pachai, M.V., & Kim, J. (2011). Training Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in a Peer Mentor Course. Transformative Dialogues, 4(3), 1–10. (PDF)

Manuscripts in preparation

  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B. & Bennett, P.J. The bandwidth of diagnostic horizontal structure for face identification.
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B. & Bennett, P.J. The effect of training with inverted faces on the selective use of horizontal structure.
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B. & Bennett, P.J. Masking of individual facial features reveals the use of horizontal structure from the eyes.
  • Hashemi, A., Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B. & Bennett, P.J. The role of horizontal orientation structure in the ERP signatures of face processing.
  • Pachai, M.V., Corrow, S., Bennett, P.J., Barton, J.J.S., & Sekuler, A.B. Sensitivity to horizontal structure and face identification in developmental prosopagnosia and healthy aging.

Conference presentations

  • Pachai, M.V., Roinishvili, M., & Herzog, M.H. (2017). The effect of overall stimulus configuration on crowding. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (PDF)
  • Hashemi, A., Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2015). Learning to generalize stimulus-specific learning across contexts. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society.
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., Bennett, P.J., Schyns, P.G. & Ramon, M. (2016). Personal familiarity enhances sensitivity to horizontal structure during face identification. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (PDF)
  • Stanley, B.M., Livshin, Z.J., Pachai, M.V. & Shore, D.I. (2015). Can increasing eye fixations improve face recognition in males? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science.
  • Pachai, M.V., Corrow, S., Bennett, P.J., Barton, J.J.S., & Sekuler, A.B. (2015). Sensitivity to horizontal structure and face identification in developmental prosopagnosia and healthy aging. Talk presentation at the European Conference on Visual Perception.
  • Pachai, M.V., Corrow, S., Bennett, P.J., Barton, J.J.S., & Sekuler, A.B. (2015). Sensitivity to horizontal structure and face identification in developmental prosopagnosia and healthy aging. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science. (PDF)
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2015). Measuring the flexibility of orientation selectivity in face processing by varying task demands. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (PDF)
  • Hashemi, A., Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2015). Stimulus-specificity of training with explicit or ambiguous diagnostic structure. Talk presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society.
  • Sekuler, A.B., Pachai, M.V., Hashemi, A., & Bennett, P.J. (2015). Effects of size, fixation location, and inversion on face identification. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (PDF)
  • Cali, J., Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2015). Phase integration bias predicts performance in a motion binding task. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. 
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2014). The time course of horizontal tuning during face identification. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract / PDF)
  • Hashemi, A., Pachai, M.V., Bennett, P.J., & Sekuler, A.B. (2014). The N170 is driven by the presence of horizontal facial structure. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract / PDF)
  • Sekuler, A.B., Pachai, M.V., Creighton, S.C., & Bennett, P.J. (2014). Age-related effects on selective processing of horizontal structure in whole-face context. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract / PDF)
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2013). Masking of individual facial features reveals the use of horizontal structure in the eyes. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society.(Abstract / PDF)
  • Cullen, R., LaPointe, M.R.P., Baltaretu, B., Campos, M., Michalski, N., Satgunarajah, S.S., Cadieux, M.L., Pachai, M.V., & Shore, D.I. (2013). Lego people are people too: Animacy effects for non-animate objects in a change detection task. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science. (Abstract / PDF)
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2012). Practice with Inverted Faces Selectively Increases the Use of Horizontal Information. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract / PDF)
  • Hashemi, A., Pachai, M.V., Bennett, P.J., & Sekuler, A.B. (2012). Exploring the Relationship Between the N170 Inversion Effect and Horizontal Tuning. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract)
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2011). The Use of Horizontal Information Underlies Face Identification Accuracy. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract)
  • Pachai, M., McAllister, C., & Kim, J.A. (2010). The McMaster IntroPsych Blended Learning Model. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
  • Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2010). The Influence of Horizontal Structure on Face Identification as Measured by Noise Masking. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract)
  • Dey, A.K., Pachai, M.V., Sekuler, A.B., & Bennett, P.J. (2010). The Effect of Age and Stimulus Duration on Face Identification Accuracy. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract)
  • Kim, J.A, Pachai, M., & McAllister, C. (2010). IntroPsych Blended Learning Model: creating an enriched learning experience for 5000+ students each year. Oral presentation at the Learning Technologies Symposium, McMaster University.
  • Pachai, M., & Chen, Y. (2009). Evaluating the Use of ‘None of the Above’ in Multiple Choice Testing. Oral presentation at Opportunities and New Directions: A Research Conference on Teaching and Learning.
  • Kim, J.A., Pachai, M., & McAllister, C. (2009). Can Technology Tame the 3000 Strong Student Body in the Virtual Hall?. Oral presentation at Opportunities and New Directions: A Research Conference on Teaching and Learning. 
  • Bennett, P.J., Pachai, M., & Sekuler, A.B. (2008). Classification Images Measured in a Same/Different Face Discrimination Paradigm. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. (Abstract / PDF)

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