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Four-to-six-year-old children use norm-based coding in face-space

Jeffery, Linda; McKone, Elinor; Haynes, Rebecca; Firth, Eloise; Pellicano, Elizabeth; Rhodes, Gillian

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Children's performance on face perception tests does not reach adult levels until adolescence, a result which, a priori, could be due to qualitative change in face mechanisms with age, quantitative change in these mechanisms, or improvements in general cognitive abilities that are not face-specific (e.g., memory, attention). In adults, the major functional mechanisms of face recognition include holistic/configural processing and face-space coding. Previous research has established that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/52358
Source: Journal of Vision
DOI: 10.1167/10.5.18

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