Dr. Nicole Sudgen is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Janet Werker’s Infant Studies Centre at UBC. She is also the Chair, Developmental Section, with the Canadian Psychological Association.
Dr. Sudgen explores how infants’ learning and brain development is influenced by their experience with faces and voices. In her doctoral research on early socio-communicative development, she examined infants’ natural and diverse daily face experience and how this experience shapes the development of their (i) attention to faces, (ii) ability to tell the difference between faces, and (iii) brain responses to different types of faces using electroencephalography (EEG; a safe and baby-friendly way to measure brain activity).
Sugden, N. A. & Moulson, M. C. (Accepted). Caregivers are predictably primary: Dimensions by which parents are distinctive in infants’ visual input and what this implies for early learning. Vision Research . Manuscript ID: VR-17-297
Sugden, N. A. & Marquis, A. R. (2017). A meta-analytic review of own- and other-race face discrimination in infancy. Psychological Bulletin . 143(11), 1201-1244. doi: 10.1037/bul0000116
Sugden, N. A. & Moulson, M. C. (2016). Hey baby, what’s ‘up’? One- and 3-month-olds experience faces primarily upright but non-upright faces offer the best views. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , 70(5), 959-969 . doi: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1154581
Sugden, N. A. & Moulson, M. C. (2015). Recruitment strategies shouldn’t be randomly selected: Using science to empirically test and improve recruitment in psychological research. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 523 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00523
Sugden, N. A. , *Mohamed-Ali, M. I., & Moulson, M. C. (2014). I spy with my little eye: Typical, daily exposure to faces documented from a first-person perspective. Developmental Psychobiology , 46, 2, SI, 249-261. doi: 10.1002/dev.21183
PetSmart Charities of Canada Thought Innovator Award (2018)