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Adaptive Face Coding Contributes to Individual Differences in Facial Expression Recognition Independently of Affective Factors

Palermo, Romina; Jeffery, Linda; Lewandowsky, Jessica; Irons, Jessica; Burton, Nichola; Fiorentini, Chiara; Dawel, Amy; McKone, Elinor; Rhodes, Gillian


There are large, reliable individual differences in the recognition of facial expressions of emotion across the general population. The sources of this variation are not yet known. We investigated the contribution of a key face perception mechanism, adaptive coding, which calibrates perception to optimize discrimination within the current perceptual “diet.” We expected that a facial expression system that readily recalibrates might boost sensitivity to variation among facial expressions,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000463


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