An own-race advantage for components as well as configurations in face recognition

  title={An own-race advantage for components as well as configurations in face recognition},
  author={William Gordon Hayward and Gillian Rhodes and Adrian Schwaninger},
The own-race advantage in face recognition has been hypothesized as being due to a superiority in the processing of configural information for own-race faces. Here we examined the contributions of both configural and component processing to the own-race advantage. We recruited 48 Caucasian participants in Australia and 48 Chinese participants in Hong Kong, and had them study Caucasian and Chinese faces. After study, they were shown old faces (along with distractors) that were either blurred… CONTINUE READING

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