Human face recognition in sheep: lack of configurational coding and right hemisphere advantage

@article{Peirce2001HumanFR,
  title={Human face recognition in sheep: lack of configurational coding and right hemisphere advantage},
  author={J. Peirce and A. Leigh and A. Dacosta and K. Kendrick},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={13-26}
}
  • J. Peirce, A. Leigh, +1 author K. Kendrick
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
  • Face recognition in sheep is qualitatively similar to that in humans in terms of its left visual field bias, and the effects of expertise and configural coding. The current study was designed to determine whether such effects are species specific by investigating the case of sheep recognising humans. It was found that the sheep could identify human faces and while they showed a small inversion-induced decline in discriminatory performance, this was significantly less than seen with sheep faces… CONTINUE READING

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