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The Thatcher illusion as a test of configural disruption

Lewis, Michael Bevan and Johnston, R. A. 1997. The Thatcher illusion as a test of configural disruption. Perception 26 (2) , pp. 225-227. 10.1068/p260225

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Bartlett and Searcy's recent account for the Thatcher illusion suggests that inversion impairs holistic facial information. This illusion is used to compare the effects of inverting and negating faces. Subjects made a speeded response to whether just the mouth and the eyes of a face have been inverted. Performance was found to be slower when faces were inverted rather than upright. Presenting faces in photographic negative also hindered performance implying that this transformation also disrupts holistic facial information.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Pion
ISSN: 0301-0066
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:15

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