Developmental origins of the face inversion effect.

  title={Developmental origins of the face inversion effect.},
  author={Cara H. Cashon and Nicholas Arthur Holt},
  journal={Advances in child development and behavior},
A hallmark of adults' expertise for faces is that they are better at recognizing, discriminating, and processing upright faces compared to inverted faces. We investigate the developmental origins of "the face inversion effect" by reviewing research on infants' perception of upright and inverted faces during the first year of life. We review the effects of inversion on infants' face preference, recognition, processing (holistic and second-order configural), and scanning as well as face-related… CONTINUE READING

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