Face recognition in 4- to 7-year-olds: processing of configural, featural, and paraphernalia information.

  title={Face recognition in 4- to 7-year-olds: processing of configural, featural, and paraphernalia information.},
  author={Alejo Freire and Kang Lee},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={80 4},
  • A. FreireK. Lee
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of experimental child psychology
We tested 4- to 7-year-old children's face recognition by manipulating the faces' configural and featural information and the presence of superfluous paraphernalia. Results indicated that even with only a single 5-s exposure to the target face, most children could use configural and feature cues to make identity judgments. Repeated exposure and experimenter feedback enabled other children to do so as well. Even after attaining proficiency at identifying the target face, however, children's… 

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