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Niko Troje

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Ph.D., University of Freiburg, 1994

T: 613.533.6017

344 Humphrey Hall
Psychology Department
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Research Interests

I am interested in how the visual system works and how it serves us to interact with objects and people. I have worked for many years on human face recognition. Currently, most of the projects in my lab are concerned with visual information processing involved in the recognition of biological motion.

Selected Publications

Troje, N. F., Geyer, H., Sadr, J. and Nakayama, K. (2007). Adaption after-effects in the perception from biological motion. Journal of Vision, 6:850-857.

Westhoff, C. and Troje, N. F. (2007) Kinematic cues for person identification from biological motion. Perception & Psychophysics. 69:241-253.

Jokisch, D., Daum, I., and Troje, N. F. (2006) Self recognition versus recognition of others by biological motion: Viewpoint-dependent effects. Perception. 35:911-920.

Troje, N. F. and Westhoff, C. (2006) Inversion effect in biological motion perception. Current Biology. 16:821-824.

Zhang, Z. and Troje, N. F. (2005) View-independent person identification from human gait. Neurocomputing. 69:250-256.

Troje, N. F., Westhoff, C., and Lavrov, M. (2005) Person identification from biological motion: Effects of structural and kinematic cues. Perception & Psychophysics. 67:667-675.

Jokisch, D. and Troje, N. F.(2003) Biological motion as a cue for the perception of size. Journal of Vision. Journal of Vision. 3:252-264.

Troje, N. F. (2003) Reference frames for the inversion effect in face recognition and biological motion perception. Perception. 32:201-210.

Troje, N. F. (2002). Decomposing biological motion: A framework for analysis and synthesis of human gait patterns. Journal of Vision. 2:371-387.

Vetter, T. and Troje, N. F. (1997) Separation of texture and shape in images of faces for image coding and synthesis. Journal of the Optical Society of America. A 14:2152-2161.

Troje, N. F. and Bülthoff, H. H. (1996) Face recognition under varying pose: The role of texture and shape. Vision Research. 36:1761-1771.

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