Carl Gaspar

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Previous research suggests that observers use information near the eyes and eyebrows to identify both upright and inverted faces [Sekuler, A. B., Gaspar, C. M., Gold, J. M., & Bennett, P. J. (2004). Inversion leads to quantitative, not qualitative, changes in face processing. Current Biology, 14(5), 391-396]. Here we ask whether more significant differences(More)
Magnetic- and electric-evoked brain responses have traditionally been analyzed by comparing the peaks or mean amplitudes of signals from selected channels and averaged across trials. More recently, tools have been developed to investigate single trial response variability (e.g., EEGLAB) and to test differences between averaged evoked responses over the(More)
Faces and words both evoke an N170, a strong electrophysiological response that is often used as a marker for the early stages of expert pattern perception. We examine the relationship of neural selectivity between faces and words by using a novel application of cross-category adaptation to the N170. We report a strong asymmetry between N170 adaptation(More)
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Whole objects, like faces, can strongly attract visual attention. However, little is known about how spatial attention is distributed across the face. During 10AFC identification, we presented a small probe pattern at random locations 106ms after each target-face display. Probe patterns were small squares consisting of high-contrast black and white strips.(More)
The left-lateralized N170 component of ERPs for words compared with various control stimuli is considered as an electrophysiological manifestation of visual expertise for written words. To understand the information sensitivity of the effect, researchers distinguish between coarse tuning for words (the N170 amplitude difference between words and symbol(More)
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