Rachael Jack

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Dr. Jack is a Reader in the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow. Her work focuses on human social communication – i.e., how people transmit and decode signals (e.g., facial expressions) for social interaction – with particular focus on cross-cultural communication. Her interdisciplinary approach combines traditionally distinct fields, such as psychophysics, social psychology, and information theory. She has published in high-impact journals including PNAS, Psychological Science and Current Biology, and has reviewed for 25+ journals. Her work has featured in high-profile public forums including Time Magazine, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Science Magazine and New Scientist. Dr. Jack has several active research collaborations across North America, Europe and East Asia, and given 25+ international talks. She is recipient of the American Psychological Association New Investigator award (2013) and is currently funded by the Open Research Area and ESRC Future Research Leaders Scheme.

Areas of Interest
Cognitive Sciences
University of Glasgow
Key words
facial expressions, emotion, perception, social interaction, psychophysics

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