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First impressions of social traits, such as trustworthiness or dominance, are reliably perceived in faces, and despite their questionable validity they can have considerable real-world consequences. We sought to uncover the information driving such judgments, using an attribute-based approach. Attributes (physical facial features) were objectively measured(More)
UNLABELLED Representations in early visual areas are organized on the basis of retinotopy, but this organizational principle appears to lose prominence in the extrastriate cortex. Nevertheless, an extrastriate region, such as the shape-selective lateral occipital cortex (LO), must still base its activation on the responses from earlier retinotopic visual(More)
Individual radial frequency (RF) patterns are generated by modulating a circle's radius as a sinusoidal function of polar angle and have been shown to tap into global shape processing mechanisms. Composite RF patterns can reproduce the complex outlines of natural shapes and examining these stimuli may allow us to interrogate global shape mechanisms that are(More)
Changes in the outer contour of a face act as a cue to face viewpoint, and these changes can be captured using radial frequency (RF) pattern stimuli (Wilson et al., 2000). The face viewpoint aftereffect (FVA) is a visual illusion where adaptation to a left-facing face causes a front-facing face to appear as right-facing and vice versa (Fang and He, 2005).(More)
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