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Early maturity of face processing in children: Local and relational distinctiveness effects in 7-year-olds

Gilchrist, Anna; McKone, Elinor


It is still often claimed that face recognition in children matures relatively late (e.g.,10 years), supporting an "expertise" rather than an "innate" interpretation. However, a review indicates that many adult properties of face processing (inversion effects, first-order relational processing, second-order relational processing, race effects, distinctiveness effects on perception) are present at 6-7 years. A new experiment investigates distinctiveness effects on memory. We manipulated...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Visual Cognition
DOI: 10.1080/13506280344000022


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