Department of Psychology
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 383488
In recent years I have focused on evaluating models of face and voice perception, particularly using adaptation techniques. My main interests concentrate on the investigation of the neuroanatomical (fMRI, TMS) and temporal (EEG) underpinnings of the perception of paralinguistic aspects of voice such as affect as well as other socially important attributes with the aim to advance cognitive models in the field of voice perception.
Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer is a member of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Bangor Imaging Unit
A research dedicated MRI and EEG facility in the Psychology department: http://biu.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en
I teach a Year 3 module on "The Neuroscience of Hearing" and supervise under- and postgraduate research students related to projects on sound perception. I have specific interests in the perception of speaker identity, auditory emotion (voice, speech prosody or music) and regional accents.