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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)
The Fusiform Face Area (FFA) is the brain region considered to be responsible for face recognition. Prosopagnosia is a brain disorder causing the inability to a recognise faces that is said to mainly affect the FFA. We put forward a model that simulates the capacity to retrieve label associated with faces and objects depending on the depth of treatment of(More)
Occasionally, individuals perceive that someone is no longer paying attention to the discussion at hand even when there are no overt cues of inattentiveness. As a preliminary study of this phenomenon, we examined whether pupil diameter might be implicitly used to infer others' attentiveness. Forty participants (27 women, 13 men, M age = 19.7 year, SD = 2.8)(More)
Thoughts on the paper " What does the mean mean? " by Nicholas N. Watier, Claude Lamontagne, and Sylvain Chartier in the July 2011 issue of JSE. I commend the authors for offering an interesting progression of conceptualizations of the mean and I offer these observations: While the term " socialist " is attention-grabbing, students may not necessarily(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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