A meta-analysis and review of holistic face processing.

  title={A meta-analysis and review of holistic face processing.},
  author={Jennifer J. Richler and Isabel Gauthier},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={140 5},
The concept of holistic processing is a cornerstone of face recognition research, yet central questions related to holistic processing remain unanswered, and debates have thus far failed to reach a resolution despite accumulating empirical evidence. We argue that a considerable source of confusion in this literature stems from a methodological problem. Specifically, 2 measures of holistic processing based on the composite paradigm (complete design and partial design) are used in the literature… CONTINUE READING