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About Natalie

The Perception of Self and Others

Natalie Christie Peluso is an emerging social neuroscientist currently undertaking her PhD at The University of Queensland. With over 20 years of international acclaim as an opera singer, she channels this deeply-rooted expertise into an ambitious research program to explore how our expressive intentions and inferences impact our social intelligence. 

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In Press


Long, H., Peluso, N., Baker, C.I. et al. A database of heterogeneous faces for studying naturalistic expressions. Sci Rep 13, 5383 (2023).
*Equally contributing first authors


Dingle GA, Sharman LS, Bauer Z, Beckman E, Broughton M, Bunzli E, Davidson R, Draper G, Fairley S, Farrell C, Flynn LM, Gomersall S, Hong M, Larwood J, Lee C, Lee J, Nitschinsk L, Peluso N, Reedman SE, Vidas D, Walter ZC and Wright ORL. (2021) How Do Music Activities Affect Health and Well-Being? A Scoping Review of Studies Examining Psychosocial Mechanisms. Front. Psychol. 12:713818. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.713818

Under Review

Saurels B, Peluso N, Taubert J. When we mistake a hat for a face: A behavioral advantage for face pareidolia in peripheral vision.


Gholamrezaei, A., Guadagnoli, L., Teugels, A., Peluso, N., Fung, A., Van Oudenhove, L., ... & Keefer, L. (2023). Breathing exercises for the management of gastrointestinal conditions: protocol for a scoping review. medRxiv, 2023-10. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community; where the songlines, stories, songs, ancestors and dreamings of First Nations peoples continue to resonate. I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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