Inês Mares

Inês Mares
Integrated Member
Social Cognitive and Applied Neuroscience Team

Inês Mares is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the WJCR. Her work focuses on human social cognition, namely on the neural and behavioural markers of face perception and expertise. She employs different behavioural and electrophysiological methods (e.g. Continuous Flash Suppression, Eye-Tracking and EEG), as well as machine learning analysis (MVPA)  in different populations (both children and adult populations, with typical and atypical development, as well as with clinical populations with brain lesion). 
She was previously the co-PI on a project that used face processing as a model to understand how we form predictions about the quickly changing social world (funded by the Bial Foundation project 129/20). Before that she was a Post-doctoral researcher studying different aspects of face processing, such as identity recognition, gaze perception and emotion categorization, throughout development in typical and atypical populations (Funded by the Leverhulme Trust grants RPG-2016-021, RPG-2013-019).  She has published 15 articles in peer reviewed journals in collaboration with national and international universities

Main 5 publications

Mares, I., Ewing, L., Papasavva, M., Ducrocq, E., Smith, F. W., & Smith, M. L. (2023). Face recognition ability is manifest in early dynamic decoding of face-orientation selectivity—Evidence from multi-variate pattern analysis of the neural response. cortex159, 299-312. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2022.11.004
Tautvydaitė*, D., Mares, I.*., Rahman, M. S., Burra, N., & Senju, A. (2022). Effect of perceived eye gaze on the N170 component-A systematic review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 104913. *Joint first author. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104913
Mares, I.,* Ewing, L.*, Farran, E. K., Smith, F. W., & Smith, M. L. (2020). Developmental changes in the processing of faces as revealed by EEG decoding. NeuroImage, 211, 11. *Joint first author. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116660
Farran, E. K.*, Mares, I.*, Papasavva, M., Smith, F. W., Ewing, L., & Smith, M. L. (2020). Characterizing the neural signature of face processing in Williams syndrome via multivariate pattern analysis and event related potentials. Neuropsychologia, 107440. *Joint first author. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107440
Mares, I., Smith, M. L., Johnson, M. H., & Senju, A. (2018). Revealing the neural time-course of direct gaze processing via spatial frequency manipulation of faces. Biological psychology, 135, 76-83. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.03.001