Categorical perception effects for facial identity in robustly represented familiar and self-faces: The role of configural and featural information.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/253094
Title:
Categorical perception effects for facial identity in robustly represented familiar and self-faces: The role of configural and featural information.
Authors:
Keyes, Helen
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University
Reference:
Keyes, H., 2012. Categorical perception effects for facial identity in robustly represented familiar and self-faces: The role of configural and featural information. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(4), pp.760-772.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Issue Date:
30-Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/253094
DOI:
10.1080/17470218.2011.636822
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17470218.2011.636822
Abstract:
Categorical perception of robustly represented faces (self, friend) and unfamiliar faces is investigated, and the relative roles of configural and featural information are examined. Participants performed identification and discrimination tasks on morph series containing the self-face and a friend's face (self–Friend 1), two friends' faces (Friend 2–Friend 3), and two unfamiliar faces (Unfamiliar 1–Unfamiliar 2), presented in upright and inverted orientations. For upright faces, categorical perception effects were observed for both familiar morph series but not for the unfamiliar morph series, suggesting that robust representation is a requirement for categorical perception in facial identity. For inverted faces, categorical perception was observed for the self–Friend 1 morph series only. This suggests that categorical perception is tied to configural processing for familiar non-self-faces, but can be observed for self-faces during featural processing—consistent with evidence that self-face representations contain strong configural and featural components. Finally, categorical perception is not enhanced by the presence of the self-face relative to other familiar faces when upright, but shows a trend of being enhanced for self-faces when inverted, adding to the debate on the ways in which robustly represented faces can elicit categorical perception.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
face processing; self-face; familiarity; categorical perception; configural processing; featural processing; robust representation
ISSN:
1747-0218
EISSN:
1747-0226

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dc.contributor.authorKeyes, Helenen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-22T11:58:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-22T11:58:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-30-
dc.identifier.citationKeyes, H., 2012. Categorical perception effects for facial identity in robustly represented familiar and self-faces: The role of configural and featural information. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(4), pp.760-772.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1747-0218-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17470218.2011.636822-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/253094-
dc.description.abstractCategorical perception of robustly represented faces (self, friend) and unfamiliar faces is investigated, and the relative roles of configural and featural information are examined. Participants performed identification and discrimination tasks on morph series containing the self-face and a friend's face (self–Friend 1), two friends' faces (Friend 2–Friend 3), and two unfamiliar faces (Unfamiliar 1–Unfamiliar 2), presented in upright and inverted orientations. For upright faces, categorical perception effects were observed for both familiar morph series but not for the unfamiliar morph series, suggesting that robust representation is a requirement for categorical perception in facial identity. For inverted faces, categorical perception was observed for the self–Friend 1 morph series only. This suggests that categorical perception is tied to configural processing for familiar non-self-faces, but can be observed for self-faces during featural processing—consistent with evidence that self-face representations contain strong configural and featural components. Finally, categorical perception is not enhanced by the presence of the self-face relative to other familiar faces when upright, but shows a trend of being enhanced for self-faces when inverted, adding to the debate on the ways in which robustly represented faces can elicit categorical perception.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17470218.2011.636822en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychologyen_GB
dc.subjectface processingen_GB
dc.subjectself-faceen_GB
dc.subjectfamiliarityen_GB
dc.subjectcategorical perceptionen_GB
dc.subjectconfigural processingen_GB
dc.subjectfeatural processingen_GB
dc.subjectrobust representationen_GB
dc.titleCategorical perception effects for facial identity in robustly represented familiar and self-faces: The role of configural and featural information.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1747-0226-
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychologyen_GB
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