Distinctive voices enhance the visual recognition of unfamiliar faces

@article{Blthoff2015DistinctiveVE,
  title={Distinctive voices enhance the visual recognition of unfamiliar faces},
  author={Isabelle B{\"u}lthoff and Fiona N. Newell},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={137},
  pages={9-21}
}
Several studies have provided evidence in favour of a norm-based representation of faces in memory. However, such models have hitherto failed to take account of how other person-relevant information affects face recognition performance. Here we investigated whether distinctive or typical auditory stimuli affect the subsequent recognition of previously unfamiliar faces and whether the type of auditory stimulus matters. In this study participants learned to associate either unfamiliar distinctive… CONTINUE READING
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