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Body Inversion Effects With Photographic Images of Body Postures: Is It About Faces?

Axelsson, Emma; Robbins, Rachel; Copeland, Helen; Covell, Hester


As with faces, participants are better at discriminating upright bodies than inverted bodies. This inversion effect is reliable for whole figures, namely, bodies with heads, but it is less reliable for headless bodies. This suggests that removal of the head disrupts typical processing of human figures, and raises questions about the role of faces in efficient body discrimination. In most studies, faces are occluded, but the aim here was to exclude faces in a more ecologically valid way by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-11-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02686
Access Rights: Open Access


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