Face adaptation and face priming as tools for getting insights into the quality of face space

Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Utz, Sandra ; Carbon, Claus-Christian  ; Mueller, Ronja; Strobach, Tilo
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 1-17
Source/Other editions: Frontiers in Psychology, 11 (2020), S. 1-17. - ISSN: 1664-1078
is version of: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00166
Year of first publication: 2020
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-586882
During the recognition of faces, the incoming perceptual information is matched against mental representations of familiar faces stored in memory. Face space models describe an abstract concept of face representations and their mental organization, in which facial representations are located on various characteristic dimensions, depending on their specific facial characteristics. However, these models are defined just as incompletely as the general understanding of face recognition. We took two phenomena from face processing to better understand face recognition, and so the nature of face space: face adaptation and face priming. The face literature has mainly focused on face adaptation, largely neglecting face priming when trying to integrate outcomes regarding face recognition into the face space framework. Consequently, the present paper aims to review both phenomena and their contributions to face recognition, representation, and face space.
GND Keywords: Wahrnehmungspsychologie; Gesichtserkennung
Keywords: face space, face adaptation, face priming, mental representation, face perception, face processing mode
DDC Classification: 150 Psychology  
RVK Classification: CP 2500   
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/58688
Release Date: 14. April 2023

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