Age-dependent face detection and face categorization performance





Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Carbon, Claus-Christian  ; Grüter, Martina; Grüter, Thomas
Editors: Yovel, Galit
Title of the Journal: PLOS ONE
ISSN: 1932-6203
Corporate Body: Public Library of Science
Publisher Information: San Francisco : PLOS
Year of publication: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 10
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079164
URL: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/2402
Abstract: 
Empirical studies on the development of face processing skills with age show inconsistent patterns concerning qualitative vs. quantitative changes over time or the age range for peak cognitive performance. In the present study, we tested the proficiency in face detection and face categorization with a large sample of participants (N = 312; age range: 2-88 yrs). As test objects, we used so-called Mooney faces, two-tone (black and white) images of faces lacking critical information of a local, featural and relational nature, reflecting difficult real world face processing conditions. We found that performance in the assessment of gender and age from Mooney faces increases up to about age 15, and decreases from 65 years on. The implications of these findings are discussed in the light of classic and recent findings from face development literature.
Keywords: face recognition, intelligence, neural networks, problem solving, age groups, memory
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/49641
Release Date: 11. March 2021
Project: Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2012-2020

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