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FIAEs in famous faces are mediated by type of processing

Hills, Peter J. and Lewis, Michael Bevan 2012. FIAEs in famous faces are mediated by type of processing. Frontiers in Psychology 3 , 256. 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00256

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Abstract

An important question regarding face aftereffects is whether it is based on face-specific or lower-level mechanisms. One method for addressing this is to explore how adaptation in upright or inverted, photographic positive or negative faces transfers to test stimuli that are either upright or inverted and normal or negated. A series of studies are reported in which this is tested using a typical face identity aftereffect paradigm in unfamiliar and famous faces. Results showed that aftereffects were strongest when the adaptor matched the test stimuli. In addition, aftereffects did not transfer from upright adaptors to inverted test images, but did transfer from inverted adaptors to upright test images in famous faces. However, in unfamiliar faces, a different pattern was observed. The results are interpreted in terms of how identity adaptation interacts with low-level adaptation and highlight differences in the representation of famous and unfamiliar faces.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN: 1664-1078
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 October 2018
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 16:03
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/63173

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