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The many faces of configural processing
Adults' expertise in recognizing faces has been attributed to configural processing. We distinguish three types of configural processing: detecting the first-order relations that define faces (i.e.Expand
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The shape of boubas: sound-shape correspondences in toddlers and adults.
A striking demonstration that sound-object correspondences are not completely arbitrary is that adults map nonsense words with rounded vowels (e.g. bouba) to rounded shapes and nonsense words withExpand
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Configural Face Processing Develops more Slowly than Featural Face Processing
Expertise in face processing takes many years to develop. To determine the contribution of different face-processing skills to this slow development, we altered a single face so as to create sets ofExpand
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Facial Structure Is a Reliable Cue of Aggressive Behavior
Facial width-to-height ratio is a sexually dimorphic metric that is independent of body size and may have been shaped by sexual selection. We recently showed that this metric is correlated withExpand
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Neural correlates of processing facial identity based on features versus their spacing
Adults' expertise in recognizing facial identity involves encoding subtle differences among faces in the shape of individual facial features (featural processing) and in the spacing among features (aExpand
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Impairment in Holistic Face Processing Following Early Visual Deprivation
Unlike most objects, faces are processed holistically: They are processed as a whole rather than as a collection of independent features. We examined the role of early visual experience in theExpand
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What aspects of face processing are impaired in developmental prosopagnosia?
Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is a severe impairment in identifying faces that is present from early in life and that occurs despite no apparent brain damage and intact visual and intellectualExpand
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Face Perception During Early Infancy
Previous studies of face perception during early infancy are difficult to interpret because of discrepant results and procedural differences. We used a standardized method based on the Teller acuityExpand
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Neuroperception: Early visual experience and face processing
Adult-like expertise in processing face information takes years to develop and is mediated in part by specialized cortical mechanisms sensitive to the spacing of facial features (configuralExpand
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Developmental changes in face processing skills.
Expertise in processing differences among faces in the spacing among facial features (second-order relations) is slower to develop than expertise in processing the shape of individual features or theExpand
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