The face-inversion effect can be explained by the capacity limitations of an orientation normalization mechanism

Schwaninger, Adrian; Mast, Fred W. (2005). The face-inversion effect can be explained by the capacity limitations of an orientation normalization mechanism. Japanese psychological research, 47(3), pp. 216-222. Wiley 10.1111/j.1468-5884.2005.00290.x

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The effect of orientation on face recognition was explored by selectively altering facial components (eyes and mouth) or by changing configural information (distances between components). Regardless of the type of change, a linear increase in reaction time for same‐different judgments was revealed when the faces were rotated away from upright. The analyses of error scores indicated that the detection of altered components was only slightly affected by orientation, while orientation had a detrimental effect on the detection of configural changes. These results are consistent with the assumption that rotated faces overtax an orientation normalization mechanism so that they have to be processed by mentally rotating parts, which makes it difficult to recover configural information.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Mast, Fred

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0021-5368

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannette Gatschet

Date Deposited:

04 Nov 2020 10:56

Last Modified:

04 Nov 2020 10:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1468-5884.2005.00290.x

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.147242

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/147242

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