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Importance of the Inverted Control in Measuring Holistic Face Processing with the Composite Effect and Part-Whole Effect

McKone, Elinor; Davies, Anne Aimola; Darke, Hayley; Crookes, Kate; Wickramariyaratne, Tushara; Zappia, Stephanie; Fiorentini, Chiara; Favelle, Simone; Broughton, Mary; Fernando, Dinusha

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Holistic coding for faces is shown in several illusions that demonstrate integration of the percept across the entire face. The illusions occur upright but, crucially, not inverted. Converting the illusions into experimental tasks that measure their strength - and thus index degree of holistic coding - is often considered straightforward yet in fact relies on a hidden assumption, namely that there is no contribution to the experimental measure from secondary cognitive factors. For the composite...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-02-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/97928
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00033

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