Dr. Cindy Bukach
Associate Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology
Publications
Articles
Chen, H., Bukach, C. M., & Wong, C. N. (2013). Early electrophysicological basis of experience-associated holistic processing of Chinese characters. PLoS ONE, 8(4), e61221. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061221
Wong, A. C. N., Bukach, C. M., Hsiao, J., *Greenspon, E., *Ahern, E., *Duan, Y., & Liu, K., F. H. (2012). Holistic processing is a hallmark of perceptual expertise for non face expertise including Chinese characters. Journal of Vision, 12, 1-15 doi:10.1167/12.13.7.
Bukach, C. M., *Cottle, J., *Ubiwa, J., & *Miller, J. (2012). Individuation experience predicts other-race effects in holistic processing for both Caucasian and Black participants. Cognition. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2012.02.007

Bukach, C. M., Gauthier, I., Tarr, M. J., Kadlec, H., *Barth, S., *Ryan, E., *Turpin, J., & Bub, D. N. (2012). Does acquisition of Greeble expertise in prosopagnosia rule out a domain-general deficit? Neuropsychologia, 50, 289-304. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.11.02

 
Bukach, C. M., Vickery, T., *Kinka, D. & Gauthier, I. (2012). Training experts: Individuation without naming is worth it. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 38, 14-17.  doi: 10.1037/a0025610
Wong, A., Bukach, C. M.,  Yuen, C., Yang, Y., *Leung, S., & *Greenspon, E. (2011). Holistic processing of words is modulated by reading experience. PLoS ONE, 6(6): e20753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020753.

Bukach, C. M., *Phillips, W. S., & Gauthier, I. (2010). Limits of generalization between categories and implications for theories of category specificity. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 72, 1865-1874.

 
Bukach, C. M., & Peissig, J. How faces became special (2009). In D. N. Bub, M.J. Tarr & I. Gauthier (EDs). Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior, Oxford University Press.
Richler, J. J., Bukach, C. M., & Gauthier, I. (2009). Context influences holistic processing of non-face objects in the composite task. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 71, 530-540.
Bukach, C. M., LeGrand, R., Kaiser, M., Bub, D. N., & Tanaka, J. W. (2008). Preservation of mouth region processing in two cases of prosopagnosia. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 227-244.
Gauthier, I., & Bukach, C. M.  (2007).  Should we reject the expertise hypothesis?  Cognition, 103, 322-330.
Bukach, C.M., Bub, D.N., Gauthier, I., & Tarr, M. (2006) Perceptual expertise effects are not all or none: Spatially limited perceptual expertise for faces in a case of prosopagnosia. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, v. 18, no. 1, 48-63.
Tanaka, J.W., Kiefer, M., & Bukach, C.M. (2004) A holistic account of the own-race effect in face recognition: evidence from a cross cultural study. Cognition, v. 93, Issue 1, B1-B9.
Bukach, C.M., Bub, D.N. Masson, M.E.J., & Lindsay, D.S. (2004) Category specificity in normal episodic learning: Applications to obejct recognition and category-specific agnosia. Cognitive Psychology, v.48, Issue 1, 1-46.
Bub, D.N., Masson, M.E.J., & Bukach, C.M. (2003) Gesturing and naming: The use of functional knowledge in object identification. Psychological Science, v. 14, Issue 5, 467-472.
Skelton, R.W., Bukach, C.M., Laurence, H.E., Thomas K.G.F., & Jacobs, J.W. (2000) Humans with traumatic brain injuries show place-learning deficits in computer-generated virtual space. journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, v. 22, Issue 2, 157-175.

Education
Ph.D., University of Victoria
Contact Information
(804) 287-6830
(804) 287-1905 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Object recognition
Cognitive and neural mechanisms of the development and loss of perceptual expertise across the
lifespan
Organization of semantic knowledge
Category specificity in cognitively intact and impaired individuals
Face recognition