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Early maturity of face recognition: No childhood development of holistic processing, novel face encoding, or face-space

Crookes, Kate; McKone, Elinor


Historically, it was believed the perceptual mechanisms involved in individuating faces developed only very slowly over the course of childhood, and that adult levels of expertise were not reached until well into adolescence. Over the last 10 years, there has been some erosion of this view by demonstrations that all adult-like behavioural properties are qualitatively present in young children and infants. Determining the age of maturity, however, requires quantitative comparison across age...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Cognition
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.02.004


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