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Configural information is processed differently in perception and recognition of faces


Schwaninger, Adrian; Ryf, Stefan; Hofer, Franziska (2003). Configural information is processed differently in perception and recognition of faces. Vision Research, 43(14):1501-1505.

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Several previous studies have stressed the importance of processing configural information in face recognition. In this study the perception of configural information was investigated. Large overestimations were found when the eye–mouth distance and the inter-eye distance had to be estimated. Whereas configural processing is disrupted when inverted faces have to be recognized the perceptual overestimations persisted when faces were inverted. These results suggest that processing configural information is different in perceptual as opposed to recognition tasks.

Several previous studies have stressed the importance of processing configural information in face recognition. In this study the perception of configural information was investigated. Large overestimations were found when the eye–mouth distance and the inter-eye distance had to be estimated. Whereas configural processing is disrupted when inverted faces have to be recognized the perceptual overestimations persisted when faces were inverted. These results suggest that processing configural information is different in perceptual as opposed to recognition tasks.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:German
Date:2003
Deposited On:13 Aug 2014 12:27
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:00
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0042-6989
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0042-6989(03)00171-8
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-98056

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