Contrast negation and the importance of the eye region for holistic representations of facial identity.

Abstract

Reversing the luminance values of a face (contrast negation) is known to disrupt recognition. However, the effects of contrast negation are attenuated in chimeric images, in which the eye region is returned to positive contrast (S. Gilad, M. Meng, & P. Sinha, 2009, Role of ordinal contrast relationships in face encoding, Proceedings of the National Academy… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0032449

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