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Visit Lucia Garrido

A229K, College Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Dr Lúcia Garrido is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at City, University of London.

Lúcia studied Psychology at the University of Porto in Portugal, and then did an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology at University College London (UCL). She completed her PhD at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, working with Professor Brad Duchaine. From 2010 to 2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Vision Sciences Laboratory at Harvard University, working with Professor Ken Nakayama.

Lúcia was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at Brunel University London from 2013 to 2019.

Lúcia's research areas include cognitive neuroscience, visual perception, and social perception. More specifically, Lúcia's research attempts to shed light on the perceptual mechanisms that we use in our social interactions. She is interested in how we use information from faces and voices to recognise who someone is, to infer their emotional and mental states, and to decide how we should act towards them. Lúcia uses behavioural and neuroimaging methods to investigate these questions.


  1. PhD in Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
  2. MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology, University College London, United Kingdom
  3. BSc in Psychology, University of Porto, Portugal


  1. Lecturer, City, University of London, Sep 2019 – present
  2. Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Brunel University London, Jul 2013 – Aug 2019
  3. Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Jan 2010 – Jun 2013


  1. Tsantani, M., Kriegeskorte, N., Storrs, K., Williams, A.L., McGettigan, C. and Garrido, L. FFA and OFA encode distinct types of face identity information. The Journal of Neuroscience.

Conference papers and proceedings (7)

  1. Parker, B.J., Voorhies, W., Gomez, J., Jiahui, G., Furl, N., Garrido, L. … Weiner, K.S. (2020). ON THE ROLE OF TERTIARY SULCI IN DEVELOPMENTAL PROSOPAGNOSIA.
  2. Garrido, L., Susilo, T., Rezlescu, C. and Duchaine, B. (2019). Probing the Origins of the Face Inversion Effect With an Extraordinary Participant.
  3. Korolkova, O., Tsantani, M., Lavan, N. and Garrido, L. (2019). Brain Regions That Respond to Faces, Voices, and People.
  4. Garrido, L., Holmes, A.J. and Nakayama, K. (2014). Functional connectivity of face and scene selective regions.
  5. Kuhn, L.K., Garrido, L. and Wydell, T.N. (2014). Emotion recognition: Just how similar are voices and faces?
  6. Garrido, L. and Nakayama, K. (2013). Functional connectivity predicts face selectivity in the fusiform gyrus.
  7. Garrido, L. (2008). Developmental prosopagnosia and fractionating the face processing system.

Journal articles (21)

  1. Tsantani, M., Kriegeskorte, N., McGettigan, C. and Garrido, L. (2019). Faces and voices in the brain: A modality-general person-identity representation in superior temporal sulcus. NeuroImage, 201. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.07.017.
  2. Lavan, N., Burston, L.F.K. and Garrido, L. (2019). How many voices did you hear? Natural variability disrupts identity perception from unfamiliar voices. British Journal of Psychology, 110(3), pp. 576–593. doi:10.1111/bjop.12348.
  3. Garrido, L., Duchaine, B. and DeGutis, J. (2018). Association vs dissociation and setting appropriate criteria for object agnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 35(1-2), pp. 55–58. doi:10.1080/02643294.2018.1431875.
  4. Loth, E., Garrido, L., Ahmad, J., Watson, E., Duff, A. and Duchaine, B. (2018). Facial expression recognition as a candidate marker for autism spectrum disorder: How frequent and severe are deficits? Molecular Autism, 9(1). doi:10.1186/s13229-018-0187-7.
  5. Jiahui, G., Garrido, L., Liu, R.R., Susilo, T., Barton, J.J.S. and Duchaine, B. (2017). Normal voice processing after posterior superior temporal sulcus lesion. Neuropsychologia, 105, pp. 215–222. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.03.008.
  6. Kuhn, L.K., Wydell, T., Lavan, N., McGettigan, C. and Garrido, L. (2017). Similar representations of emotions across faces and voices. Emotion, 17(6), pp. 912–937. doi:10.1037/emo0000282.
  7. Aglieri, V., Watson, R., Pernet, C., Latinus, M., Garrido, L. and Belin, P. (2017). The Glasgow Voice Memory Test: Assessing the ability to memorize and recognize unfamiliar voices. Behavior Research Methods, 49(1), pp. 97–110. doi:10.3758/s13428-015-0689-6.
  8. Lohse, M., Garrido, L., Driver, J., Dolan, R.J., Duchaine, B.C. and Furl, N. (2016). Effective connectivity from early visual cortex to posterior occipitotemporal face areas supports face selectivity and predicts developmental prosopagnosia. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(13), pp. 3821–3828. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3621-15.2016.
  9. Song, S., Garrido, L., Nagy, Z., Mohammadi, S., Steel, A., Driver, J. … Furl, N. (2015). Local but not long-range microstructural differences of the ventral temporal cortex in developmental prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 78, pp. 195–206. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.10.010.
  10. Dalrymple, K.A., Garrido, L. and Duchaine, B. (2014). Dissociation between face perception and face memory in adults, but not children, with developmental prosopagnosia. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 10, pp. 10–20. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2014.07.003.
  11. Garrido, L., Vaziri-Pashkam, M., Nakayama, K. and Wilmer, J. (2013). The consequences of subtracting the mean pattern in fMRI multivariate correlation analyses. Frontiers in Neuroscience, (7 SEP). doi:10.3389/fnins.2013.00174.
  12. Germine, L.T., Garrido, L., Bruce, L. and Hooker, C. (2011). Social anhedonia is associated with neural abnormalities during face emotion processing. NeuroImage, 58(3), pp. 935–945. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.06.059.
  13. Banissy, M.J., Garrido, L., Kusnir, F., Duchaine, B., Walsh, V. and Ward, J. (2011). Superior facial expression, but not identity recognition, in mirror-touch synesthesia. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(5), pp. 1820–1824. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5759-09.2011.
  14. Bach, D.R., Behrens, T.E., Garrido, L., Weiskopf, N. and Dolan, R.J. (2011). Deep and superficial amygdala nuclei projections revealed in vivo by probabilistic tractography. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(2), pp. 618–623. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2744-10.2011.
  15. Fur, N., Garrido, L., Dolan, R.J., Driver, J. and Duchaine, B. (2011). Fusiform gyrus face selectivity relates to individual differences in facial recognition ability. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(7), pp. 1723–1740. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21545.
  16. Garrido, L., Furl, N., Draganski, B., Weiskopf, N., Stevens, J., Tan, G.C.Y. … Duchaine, B. (2009). Voxel-based morphometry reveals reduced grey matter volume in the temporal cortex of developmental prosopagnosics. Brain, 132(12), pp. 3443–3455. doi:10.1093/brain/awp271.
  17. Duchaine, B., Murray, H., Turner, M., White, S. and Garrido, L. (2009). Normal social cognition in developmental prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(7), pp. 620–634. doi:10.1080/02643291003616145.
  18. Garrido, L., Eisner, F., McGettigan, C., Stewart, L., Sauter, D., Hanley, J.R. … Duchaine, B. (2009). Developmental phonagnosia: A selective deficit of vocal identity recognition. Neuropsychologia, 47(1), pp. 123–131. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.08.003.
  19. Duchaine, B. and Garrido, L. (2008). We're getting warmer - Characterizing the mechanisms of face recognition with acquired prosopagnosia: A comment on Riddoch et al. (2008). Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25(5), pp. 765–768. doi:10.1080/02643290802092102.
  20. Pitcher, D., Garrido, L., Walsh, V. and Duchaine, B.C. (2008). Transcranial magnetic stimulation disrupts the perception and embodiment of facial expressions. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(36), pp. 8929–8933. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1450-08.2008.
  21. Garrido, L., Duchaine, B. and Nakayama, K. (2008). Face detection in normal and prosopagnosic individuals. Journal of neuropsychology, 2(Pt 1), pp. 119–140. doi:10.1348/174866407X246843.