Distinguishing Between Perceptual and Decisional Sources of Holism in Face Processing

  title={Distinguishing Between Perceptual and Decisional Sources of Holism in Face Processing},
  author={Jennifer J. Richler and Isabel Gauthier},
Face recognition is thought to rely on holistic processing, where the entire face is processed as a single unitary object. The nature of this holism is often assumed to be perceptual, however recent work applying the General Recognition Theory (GRT) framework suggests that holistic processing of faces may arise from decisional factors. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we examined how known violations of GRT constructs relate to a behavioral measure of holism, the congruency effect, and found that… CONTINUE READING


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