Is high-spatial frequency information used in the early stages of face detection?

  title={Is high-spatial frequency information used in the early stages of face detection?},
  author={Hanife Halit and Michelle de Haan and Philippe G. Schyns and Mark H. Johnson},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={1117 1},
The present study examined the role of high-spatial frequency information in early face processing, as indexed by the N170 face-sensitive ERP component. Participants detected 4 versions of famous faces, including full spectrum faces, and bandpass filtered faces containing predominantly high-spatial frequencies, low-spatial frequencies or both. The power spectra of all stimuli were balanced by superimposing the faces onto a visual noise background that included the spatial frequency information… CONTINUE READING


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