Dr John Towler

Dr John Towler

Lecturer in Psychology, Psychology

Email address

Office - 904
Ninth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a cognitive neuroscientist and experimental psychologist with a primary interest in the basic mechanisms of perception and cognition, and the dysfunction of these processes in individuals with cognitive impairments. Most of my published academic work has involved face perception and recognition, and the study of individuals with Prosopagnosia (or “Face blindness”).

In my research I primarily use electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioural techniques and am currently in the process of branching out into using other neuroscientific methods (e.g. Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and studying other social and cognitive issues such as autism spectrum disorders and dyslexia.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Prosopagnosia
  • Selective developmental disorders

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Social cognitive neuroscience

Face perception and recognition

Individual differences and abnormal psychology

Research Collaborations