About Me

Hello! I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the Department of Psychology & the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


My research explores how the human face and the visual system interact, forming a powerful tool to transmit the myriad information that regulates social interactions. I am particularly interested in the social information that is conveyed through changes in facial coloration. I investigate how the face changes color during social interaction, and how these color changes are perceived and used as social information by others. 

Christopher Thorstenson

Social Color Perception Researcher

© 2020 by Christopher Thorstenson.



christopher.thorstenson AT wisc DOT edu