Amanda Hahn (ERC Postdoc) Do oral contraceptives alter women's mate preferences?
My research focuses on the endocrinological underpinnings of motivation and mate preferences. In particular, I am interested in shifts in inter- and intra-sexual behaviours across the menstrual cycle. I am currently exploring cyclical variations in mating behaviours and the impact that hormonal contraceptive use has on these behaviours.
As a PhD student at the University of St Andrews I worked in the Perception Lab, supervised by David Perrett. I completed my Master's Degree in experimental psychology at WWU, as a member of the Human Cognition and Neural Dynamics Lab. As an undergraduate, I studied Biology and Psychology at the University of California, Irvine.
(246 kB)AC Hahn, DK Xiao, RH Sprengelmeyer & DI Perrett (2013). Gender differences in the incentive salience of adult and infant faces.Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(1): 200-208. doi:10.1080/17470218.2012.705860 [abstract»»]
(255 kB)AC Hahn, RD Whitehead, M Albrecht, CE Lefevre & DI Perrett (2012). Hot or not? Thermal reactions to social contact.Biology Letters, 8(5): 864-867. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0338 [abstract»»]
(977 kB)AC Hahn, KJ Jantzen & LA Symons (2012). Thatcherization impacts the processing of own-race faces more so than other-race faces: an ERP study.Social Neuroscience, 7(2): 113-125. doi:10.1080/17470919.2011.583080 [abstract»»]
AC Hahn, RD Whitehead & DI Perrett (2011). Hot or not? Measuring thermal reactions to social interactions.International Society for Human Ethology in . July 2011.
AC Hahn, RD Whitehead & DI Perrett (2011). Measuring thermal reactions to interpersonal interactions.Evolutionary and Biological Approaches to Behaviour Research Group in University of Abertay, Dundee. May 2011.
AC Hahn, RH Sprengelmeyer & DI Perrett (2011). The incentive salience of facial beauty: Impact of face type and own perceived attractiveness.Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Montpellier, France. June 2011.
(395 kB)AC Hahn, CE Lefevre & DI Perrett (2013). What does sexual arousal look like? Temperature and color changes in the face.European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 2013. [abstract»»]
AC Hahn, RH Sprengelmeyer, DI Perrett, LA Symons & KJ Jantzen (2012). Gender differences in brain responses to infant cuteness.Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence in Dundee. May 2012.
AC Hahn & DI Perrett (2012). Iím better looking than that! Own perceived attractiveness affects motivation to view faces.European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Conference in Durham, UK. March 2012.
AC Hahn, RH Sprengelmeyer & DI Perrett (2011). Motivational salience of reproductively relevant face classes.Evolutionary and Biological Approaches to Behaviour Research Group in University of Abertay, Dundee. May 2011.
AC Hahn, JK Lewis, DK Xiao & DI Perrett (2010). Impact of attractiveness on the motivation to view faces.Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Eugene, Oregon. June 2010.
LA Symons, AC Hahn & KJ Jantzen (2010). Race-modulated N170 response to the Thatcher Illusion: Evidence for the expertise theory or the other race effect.Vision Sciences Society in Naples, FL. May 2010.