Holistic and part-based face recognition in children with autism.

  title={Holistic and part-based face recognition in children with autism.},
  author={R. Joseph and J. Tanaka},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={44 4},
  • R. Joseph, J. Tanaka
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • BACKGROUND There is substantial evidence that children with autism are impaired in face recognition. Although many researchers have suggested that this impairment derives from a failure of holistic face processing and a tendency to represent and encode faces on a part-by-part basis, this hypothesis has not been tested directly. METHOD Holistic face processing was assessed by comparing children's ability to recognize a face part (eyes, nose, or mouth) in the context of the whole face in which… CONTINUE READING
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