Distortions in the brain? ERP effects of caricaturing familiar and unfamiliar faces.

@article{Kaufmann2008DistortionsIT,
  title={Distortions in the brain? ERP effects of caricaturing familiar and unfamiliar faces.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen M. Kaufmann and Stefan Robert Schweinberger},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2008},
  volume={1228},
  pages={177-88}
}
We report two experiments in which participants classified familiarity and rated best-likeness of photorealistic spatial caricatures and anti-caricatures (up to a distortion level of 30%) in comparison to veridical pictures of famous faces (Experiment 1) and personally familiar faces (Experiment 2). In both experiments there was no evidence for a caricature advantage in the behavioural data. In line with previous research, caricatures were perceived as worse likenesses than veridical pictures… CONTINUE READING

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