I completed my PhD in psychology at ANU in 1996 on the topic of implicit (nonconscious) memory. I moved immediately into a teaching-and-research faculty position at ANU. In 1998 I spent a year as a postdoc at Harvard in the Vision Sciences Laboratory with Prof Ken Nakayama. It was during this postdoc that my research interests switched to face recognition, my primary research focus since. Subsequent to my return to ANU, I have been awarded two successive QEII fellowships from the Australian Research Council.
My current publication list and citation statistics have public availability on Google scholar.
- McKone, E. & Palermo, R. (2010). A strong role for nature in face recognition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 107(11), 4795-4796. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1000567107
- McKone, E., Kanwisher, N. & Duchaine, B. C. (2007). Can generic expertise explain special processing for faces? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11, 8-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2006.11.002
- Dennett, H.W., McKone, E., Edwards, M., Susilo, T. (2012). Face aftereffects predict individual differences in face recognition ability. Psychological Science, 23(11), 1279-1287. DOI: 10.1177/0956797612446350
- Robbins R. & McKone, E. (2007). No face-like processing for objects-of-expertise in three behavioural tasks. Cognition, 103, 34-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2006.02.008
- Crookes, K. & McKone, E. (2009). Early maturity of face recognition: No childhood development of holistic processing, novel face encoding, or face-space. Cognition, 111(2), 219-247. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.02.004
- Robbins, R. & McKone, E. (2003). Can holistic processing be learned for inverted faces? Cognition, 88, 79-107. DOI: 10.1016/S0010-0277(03)00020-9
- McKone, E., Crookes, K., Jeffery, L., Dilks, D.D. (2012) A critical review of the development of face recognition: Experience is less important than previously believed. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 29(1-2), 174-212. DOI: 10.1080/02643294.2012.660138
- McKone, E., Martini, P., and Nakayama, K. (2001). Categorical perception of face identity in noise isolates configural processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 573-599. DOI: 10.1037/0096-15188.8.131.523
- McKone, E. & Yovel, G. (2009). Why does picture-plane inversion sometimes dissociate perception of features and spacing in faces, and sometimes not? Towards a new theory of holistic processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(5), 778-797. DOI: 10.3758/PBR.16.5.778
- Susilo, T., McKone, E. & Edwards, M. (2010). Solving the upside-down puzzle: Why do upright and inverted face aftereffects look alike? Journal of Vision, 10(13), 1-16. DOI: 10.1167/10.13.1
- McKone, E. & Boyer, B. (2006). Sensitivity of 4-year olds to featural and second-order relational changes in face distinctiveness. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 94, 134-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2006.01.001
- Bowles, D. C., McKone, E., Dawel, A., Duchaine, B., Palermo, R., Schmalzl, L., Rivolta, D., Wilson, C. E., Yovel, G. (2009). Diagnosing prosopagnosia: Effects of aging, sex, and participant-stimulus ethnic match on the Cambridge Face Memory Test and Cambridge Face Perception Test. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26, 423-455. DOI: 10.1080/02643290903343149
- McKone, E., Brewer, J. L., MacPherson, S., Rhodes, G. & Hayward, W.G. (2007). Familiar other-race faces show normal holistic processing and are robust to perceptual stress. Perception, 36, 224-248. DOI:10.1068/p5499
- McKone, E. , Hall, A., Pidcock, M., Palermo, P., Wilkinson, R.B., Rivolta, D., Yovel, G., Davis, J. M., O'Connor, K.B.L. (2011). Face ethnicity and measurement reliability affect face recognition performance in developmental prosopagnosia: Evidence from the Cambridge Face Memory Test – Australian. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28(2), 109-146. DOI: 10.1080/02643294.2011.616880