Is it an animal? Is it a human face? Fast processing in upright and inverted natural scenes.

@article{Rousselet2003IsIA,
  title={Is it an animal? Is it a human face? Fast processing in upright and inverted natural scenes.},
  author={Guillaume A. Rousselet and Marc J-M Mac{\'e} and Mich{\`e}le Fabre-Thorpe},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={
          440-55
        }
}
Object categorization can be extremely fast. But among all objects, human faces might hold a special status that could depend on a specialized module. Visual processing could thus be faster for faces than for any other kind of object. Moreover, because face processing might rely on facial configuration, it could be more disrupted by stimulus inversion. Here we report two experiments that compared the rapid categorization of human faces and animals or animal faces in the context of upright and… CONTINUE READING
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