Inversion and Configuration of Faces

@article{Bartlett1993InversionAC,
  title={Inversion and Configuration of Faces},
  author={James C. Bartlett and J. A. Searcy},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={25},
  pages={281-316}
}
  • James C. Bartlett, J. A. Searcy
  • Published in Cognitive Psychology 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • If the mouth and eyes of a face are inverted, the altered construction appears grotesque when upright, but not when upside-down. Three studies of this "Thatcher illusion" employed faces that were grotesque when upright because: (a) their eyes and mouths had been inverted ("Thatcherized" faces), (b) their eyes and mouths had been moved (spatially distorted faces), or (c) they had grotesque posed expressions. Inversion reduced the apparent grotesqueness of both Thatcherized and spatially… CONTINUE READING

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