Shared or separate mechanisms for self-face and other-face processing? Evidence from adaptation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/234110
Title:
Shared or separate mechanisms for self-face and other-face processing? Evidence from adaptation
Authors:
Rooney, Brendan; Keyes, Helen; Brady, Nuala
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University; University College Dublin
Reference:
Rooney, B., Keyes, H. and Brady, N., 2012. Shared or separate mechanisms for self-face and other-face processing? Evidence from adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology, 2012 Vol 3, Article 66
Publisher:
Frontiers Media SA
Journal:
Frontiers in Perception Science
Issue Date:
7-Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/234110
DOI:
10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00066
Additional Links:
http://www.frontiersin.org/Perception_Science/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00066/abstract
Abstract:
Evidence that self-face recognition is dissociable from general face recognition has important implications both for models of social cognition and for our understanding of face recognition. In two studies, we examine how adaptation affects the perception of personally familiar faces, and we use a visual adaptation paradigm to investigate whether the neural mechanisms underlying the recognition of one’s own and other faces are shared or separate. In Study 1 we show that the representation of personally familiar faces is rapidly updated by visual experience with unfamiliar faces, so that the perception of one’s own face and a friend’s face is altered by a brief period of adaptation to distorted unfamiliar faces. In Study 2, participants adapted to images of their own and a friend’s face distorted in opposite directions; the contingent aftereffects we observe are indicative of separate neural populations, but we suggest that these reflect coding of facial identity rather than of the categories “self” and “other.”
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This document is protected by copyright and was first published by Frontiers. It is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in other forums, provided the original authors and source are credited. It is reproduced here with permission.
Keywords:
face perception; self-face; familiar face; adaptation; personal familiarity
ISSN:
1664-1078

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dc.contributor.authorRooney, Brendanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeyes, Helenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Nualaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-17T13:28:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-17T13:28:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-07-
dc.identifier.citationRooney, B., Keyes, H. and Brady, N., 2012. Shared or separate mechanisms for self-face and other-face processing? Evidence from adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology, 2012 Vol 3, Article 66en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078-
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00066-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/234110-
dc.descriptionThis document is protected by copyright and was first published by Frontiers. It is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in other forums, provided the original authors and source are credited. It is reproduced here with permission.en_GB
dc.description.abstractEvidence that self-face recognition is dissociable from general face recognition has important implications both for models of social cognition and for our understanding of face recognition. In two studies, we examine how adaptation affects the perception of personally familiar faces, and we use a visual adaptation paradigm to investigate whether the neural mechanisms underlying the recognition of one’s own and other faces are shared or separate. In Study 1 we show that the representation of personally familiar faces is rapidly updated by visual experience with unfamiliar faces, so that the perception of one’s own face and a friend’s face is altered by a brief period of adaptation to distorted unfamiliar faces. In Study 2, participants adapted to images of their own and a friend’s face distorted in opposite directions; the contingent aftereffects we observe are indicative of separate neural populations, but we suggest that these reflect coding of facial identity rather than of the categories “self” and “other.”en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.frontiersin.org/Perception_Science/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00066/abstracten_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Frontiers in Psychologyen_GB
dc.subjectface perceptionen_GB
dc.subjectself-faceen_GB
dc.subjectfamiliar faceen_GB
dc.subjectadaptationen_GB
dc.subjectpersonal familiarityen_GB
dc.titleShared or separate mechanisms for self-face and other-face processing? Evidence from adaptationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Dublinen_GB
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Perception Scienceen_GB
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