Does Facial Processing Prioritize Change Detection?

@article{Wilford2010DoesFP,
  title={Does Facial Processing Prioritize Change Detection?},
  author={Miko M Wilford and G. Wells},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={1611 - 1615}
}
There is broad consensus among researchers both that faces are processed more holistically than other objects and that this type of processing is beneficial. We predicted that holistic processing of faces also involves a cost, namely, a diminished ability to localize change. This study (N = 150) utilized a modified change-blindness paradigm in which some trials involved a change in one feature of an image (nose, chin, mouth, hair, or eyes for faces; chimney, porch, window, roof, or door for… Expand
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