Adults' Awareness of Faces Follows Newborns' Looking Preferences

@inproceedings{Stein2011AdultsAO,
  title={Adults' Awareness of Faces Follows Newborns' Looking Preferences},
  author={Timo Stein and Marius V. Peelen and Philipp Sterzer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
From the first days of life, humans preferentially orient towards upright faces, likely reflecting innate subcortical mechanisms. Here, we show that binocular rivalry can reveal face detection mechanisms in adults that are surprisingly similar to inborn face detection mechanism. We used continuous flash suppression (CFS), a variant of binocular rivalry, to render stimuli invisible at the beginning of each trial and measured the time upright and inverted stimuli needed to overcome such… CONTINUE READING
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