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No face-like processing for objects-of-expertise in three behavioural tasks

Robbins, Rachel; McKone, Elinor


In the debate between expertise and domain-specific explanations of "special" processing for faces, a common belief is that behavioural studies support the expertise hypothesis. The present article refutes this view, via a combination of new data and review. We tested dog experts with confirmed good individuation of exemplars of their breed-of-expertise. In all experiments, standard results were confirmed for faces. However, dog experts showed no face-like processing for dogs on three...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Cognition
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2006.02.008


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