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Categorical Perception of Face Identity in Noise Isolates Configural Processing

McKone, Elinor; Martini, Paolo; Nakayama, Ken


Neuropsychological evidence suggests that face recognition based on configural (holistic) information can occur in isolation from recognition based on local feature cues. The present study shows that configurai processing can be isolated experimentally in normal subjects. A phenomenon is reported that exists only for upright whole faces, namely categorical perception (CP) of face identity in noise. Three discrimination tasks (ABX, better likeness, and similarity ratings) were used to test for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
DOI: 10.1037//0096-1523.27.3.573


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