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This study examined the metacognitive aspects of face-name learning with the goal of providing a comprehensive profile of monitoring performance during this task. Four types of monitoring judgments were solicited during encoding and retrieval of novel face-name associations. Across all of the monitoring judgments, relative accuracy was significantly above(More)
Face recognition is thought to rely more on the relative positions of face features (configural information) than on the appearance of the individual face parts (featural information). It also seems to rely on a specific band of spatial frequencies (SFs). In this study, we measured the SFs needed for processing configural and featural information using the(More)
We examined whether familiarity with a face influences the spatial frequencies (SFs) required for face matching. Using the psychophysical method of constant stimuli and a 3AFC simultaneous matching paradigm, we obtained SF thresholds for familiar- and unfamiliar-face matching from fourteen observers, of which four were personally familiar with a subset of(More)
We examined the influence of face and name distinctiveness on memory and metamemory for face-name associations. Four types of monitoring judgements were solicited during encoding and retrieval of face-name pairs that contained distinct or typical faces (Experiment 1) or names (Experiment 2). The beneficial effects of distinctiveness on associative memory(More)
Previous work has shown mixed results regarding the role of different spatial frequency (SF) ranges in featural and configural processing of faces. Some studies suggest no special role of any given band for either type of processing, while others suggest that low SFs principally support configural analysis. Here we attempt to put this issue on a more(More)
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