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Distinguishing norm-based from exemplar-based coding of identity in children: Evidence from face identity aftereffects

Jeffery, Linda; Rhodes, Gillian; McKone, Elinor; Pellicano, E; Crookes, Kate; Taylor, Elizabeth


Children's performance on face identification tests improves dramatically between age 4 and adolescence, yet the source of this improvement is controversial. We used face identity aftereffects to examine whether changes in the organization of face-space during childhood could be a source of this improvement. Specifically we tested whether 7- to 9-year-old children, like adults, show patterns of aftereffects predicted by coding facial identity relative to a norm or the patterns predicted by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
DOI: 10.1037/a0025643


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