Laura Heisick earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the Cognitive and Brain Sciences program at Louisiana State University, and she is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State Harrisburg. Her research interests include human memory processes and face perception from both basic and applied perspectives. Dr. Heisick's work investigates the difficulties and failures of unfamiliar face perception, consequences of forgetting on purpose and by accident, and physiological indices of memory, such as eye movements and pupil dilation. She is currently teaching in the undergraduate psychology program.
Unfamiliar face perception and matching
Social aspects of face perception
Prospective person memory
Successes and failures of memory (i.e. forgetting)
Physiological indices of memory (e.g. eye movements and pupil dilation)
Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)