Caroline Blais

Canada Research Chair in Cognitive and Social Vision

Tier 2 - 2019-09-01
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Research summary

In the current context of globalization and multiculturalism, it is increasingly important that we understand how our visual and sociocultural environments affect visual perception. Dr. Caroline Blais, Canada Research Chair in in Cognitive and Social Vision, aims to increase this understanding.

Most visual perception studies to date have been conducted on Westerners, with the few cross-cultural ones conducted on only two cultures at a time. But Blais and her research team hope to increase data diversity by studying visual processing and the communication of social signals across three of the world’s cultural groups: Westerners, Easterners and Africans.