Self-face recognition is characterized by “bilateral gain” and by faster, more accurate performance which persists when faces are inverted

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/253074
Title:
Self-face recognition is characterized by “bilateral gain” and by faster, more accurate performance which persists when faces are inverted
Authors:
Keyes, Helen; Brady, Nuala
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University; University College Dublin
Reference:
Keyes, H. and Brady, N., 2010. Self-face recognition is characterized by “bilateral gain” and by faster, more accurate performance which persists when faces are inverted. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(5), pp.840-847.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/253074
DOI:
10.1080/17470211003611264
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17470211003611264
Abstract:
We examine interhemispheric cooperation in the recognition of personally known faces whose long-term familiarity ensures frequent co-activation of face-sensitive areas in the right and left brain. Images of self, friend, and stranger faces were presented for 150 ms in upright and inverted orientations both unilaterally, in the right or left visual field, and bilaterally. Consistent with previous research, we find a bilateral advantage for familiar but not for unfamiliar faces, and we demonstrate that this gain occurs for inverted as well as upright faces. We show that friend faces are recognized more quickly than unfamiliar faces in upright but not in inverted orientations, suggesting that configural processing underlies this particular advantage. Novel to this study is the finding that people are faster and more accurate at recognizing their own face over both stranger and friend faces and that these advantages occur for both upright and inverted faces. These findings are consistent with evidence for a bilateral representation of self-faces.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
face perception; inversion; configural processing; featural processing; familiarity; self-face recognition; faces
ISSN:
1747-0218
EISSN:
1747-0226

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dc.contributor.authorKeyes, Helenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Nualaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-22T12:00:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-22T12:00:54Z-
dc.date.issued2010-03-01-
dc.identifier.citationKeyes, H. and Brady, N., 2010. Self-face recognition is characterized by “bilateral gain” and by faster, more accurate performance which persists when faces are inverted. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(5), pp.840-847.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1747-0218-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17470211003611264-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/253074-
dc.description.abstractWe examine interhemispheric cooperation in the recognition of personally known faces whose long-term familiarity ensures frequent co-activation of face-sensitive areas in the right and left brain. Images of self, friend, and stranger faces were presented for 150 ms in upright and inverted orientations both unilaterally, in the right or left visual field, and bilaterally. Consistent with previous research, we find a bilateral advantage for familiar but not for unfamiliar faces, and we demonstrate that this gain occurs for inverted as well as upright faces. We show that friend faces are recognized more quickly than unfamiliar faces in upright but not in inverted orientations, suggesting that configural processing underlies this particular advantage. Novel to this study is the finding that people are faster and more accurate at recognizing their own face over both stranger and friend faces and that these advantages occur for both upright and inverted faces. These findings are consistent with evidence for a bilateral representation of self-faces.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17470211003611264en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychologyen_GB
dc.subjectface perceptionen_GB
dc.subjectinversionen_GB
dc.subjectconfigural processingen_GB
dc.subjectfeatural processingen_GB
dc.subjectfamiliarityen_GB
dc.subjectself-face recognitionen_GB
dc.subjectfacesen_GB
dc.titleSelf-face recognition is characterized by “bilateral gain” and by faster, more accurate performance which persists when faces are inverteden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1747-0226-
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Dublinen_GB
dc.identifier.journalQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychologyen_GB
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