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Categorical and coordinate relations in faces, or Fechner's law and face space instead?

McKone, Elinor; Edwards, Mark; Aitkin, Alexander

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E. E. Cooper and T. J. Wojan (2000) applied the categorical-coordinate relations distinction to faces on the basis of a finding that two-eyes-up versus one-eye-up distortions had opposite effects in between-class (face normality) and within-class (face identity) tasks. However, Cooper and Wojan failed to match amount of metric change between their 2 deviation types and tested only 1 deviation level. In the present study, eyeheight was shifted (e.g., both eyes up or both eyes down vs. one eye up...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcKone, Elinor
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Mark
dc.contributor.authorAitkin, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:52:17Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:52:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0278-7393
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/81498
dc.description.abstractE. E. Cooper and T. J. Wojan (2000) applied the categorical-coordinate relations distinction to faces on the basis of a finding that two-eyes-up versus one-eye-up distortions had opposite effects in between-class (face normality) and within-class (face identity) tasks. However, Cooper and Wojan failed to match amount of metric change between their 2 deviation types and tested only 1 deviation level. In the present study, eyeheight was shifted (e.g., both eyes up or both eyes down vs. one eye up and one eye down) parametrically (11 levels) and normality and identity ratings obtained. There was no evidence of categorical changes in perception where these would have been predicted by Cooper and Wojan's theory. In all cases, the relationship between physical and perceived distortion followed Fechner's law. Differences across distortion types in Fechner threshold (the minimum deviation altering perceived normality or identity) are explained in terms of the variability associated with different dimensions in face space.
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.sourceJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
dc.subjectKeywords: article; depth perception; face; human; recognition; Face; Humans; Recognition (Psychology); Space Perception Categorical-coordinate relations; Face recognition; Face space; Facial dimensions; Fechner's law
dc.titleCategorical and coordinate relations in faces, or Fechner's law and face space instead?
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume31
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor170112 - Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub9782
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcKone, Elinor, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationEdwards, Mark, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAitkin, Alexander, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1181
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1198
local.identifier.doi10.1037/0096-1523.31.6.1181
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T10:50:15Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-32644482354
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