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The composite task reveals stronger holistic processing in children than adults for child faces

Susilo, Bagus (Tirta); Crookes, Kate; McKone, Elinor; Turner, Hannah


Background: While own-age faces have been reported to be better recognized than other-age faces, the underlying cause of this phenomenon remains unclear. One potential cause is holistic face processing, a special kind of perceptual and cognitive processing reserved for perceiving upright faces. Previous studies have indeed found that adults show stronger holistic processing when looking at adult faces compared to child faces, but whether a similar own-age bias exists in children remains to be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006460


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