Does face image statistics predict a preferred spatial frequency for human face processing?

@article{Keil2008DoesFI,
  title={Does face image statistics predict a preferred spatial frequency for human face processing?},
  author={Matthias S. Keil},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={275 1647},
  pages={2095-100}
}
Psychophysical experiments suggested a relative importance of a narrow band of spatial frequencies for recognition of face identity in humans. There exists, however, no conclusive evidence of why it is that such frequencies are preferred. To address this question, I examined the amplitude spectra of a large number of face images and observed that face spectra generally fall off more steeply with spatial frequency compared with ordinary natural images. When external face features (such as hair… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

Facial contrast is a cue for perceiving health from the face.

Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance • 2016
View 1 Excerpt

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 34 references

Relations between the statistics of natural images and the response properties of cortical cells

D. Field
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A • 1987
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The cost of cortical computation

P. Lenny
Curr . Biol . • 2003
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…