Configural masking of faces: Evidence for high-level interactions in face perception

@article{Loffler2005ConfiguralMO,
  title={Configural masking of faces: Evidence for high-level interactions in face perception},
  author={Gunter Loffler and Gael E. Gordon and Frances Wilkinson and Deborah Goren and Hugh R. Wilson},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={45},
  pages={2287-2297}
}
The perception of a stimulus can be impaired when presented in the context of a masking pattern. To determine the timing and the nature of face processing, the effect of various masks on the discriminability of faces was investigated. Results reveal a strong configural effect: the magnitude of masking depends on the similarity between mask and target. Masking is absent for non-face masks (noise, houses), modest for scrambled and inverted faces and strongest for upright faces, even when they… CONTINUE READING

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