Automatic aspects in face perception: evidence from mandatory processing of distractor facial components.


We examined the perceptual dependency of local facial information on the whole facial context. In Experiment 1 participants matched a predetermined facial feature that appeared in two sequentially presented faces judging whether it is identical or not, while ignoring an irrelevant dimension in the faces. This irrelevant dimension was either (a) compatible… (More)
DOI: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000061

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