Association and dissociation between detection and discrimination of objects of expertise: Evidence from visual search

@article{Golan2014AssociationAD,
  title={Association and dissociation between detection and discrimination of objects of expertise: Evidence from visual search},
  author={Tal Golan and Shlomo Bentin and Joseph M. DeGutis and Lynn C. Robertson and Assaf Harel},
  journal={Attention, Perception, \& Psychophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={76},
  pages={391-406}
}
Expertise in face recognition is characterized by high proficiency in distinguishing between individual faces. However, faces also enjoy an advantage at the early stage of basic-level detection, as demonstrated by efficient visual search for faces among nonface objects. In the present study, we asked (1) whether the face advantage in detection is a unique signature of face expertise, or whether it generalizes to other objects of expertise, and (2) whether expertise in face detection is… Expand
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