Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1248 383488
Fax: +44 (0) 1248 38 2599
Email: p.bestelmeyer@bangor.ac.uk


  • BSc University of Aberdeen
  • MRes University of Aberdeen
  • PhD University of Aberdeen

Research interests

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. I am also interested in the similarities and differences between voice and face perception. The human voice has been described as an "auditory face" but little research has actually been done to confirm that the neural mechanisms necessary to process information from faces and voices is indeed similar.

Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer is a member of the Perception, Action and Memory and Social Neuroscience Research groups.


Please visit the publications page of Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer to view recent publications

Bangor Imaging Unit

A research dedicated MRI and EEG facility in the Psychology department: http://biu.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en