Putting Culture Under the ‘Spotlight’ Reveals Universal Information Use for Face Recognition

@inproceedings{Caldara2010PuttingCU,
  title={Putting Culture Under the ‘Spotlight’ Reveals Universal Information Use for Face Recognition},
  author={Roberto Caldara and Xinyue Zhou and Sebastien R. Miellet},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Eye movement strategies employed by humans to identify conspecifics are not universal. Westerners predominantly fixate the eyes during face recognition, whereas Easterners more the nose region, yet recognition accuracy is comparable. However, natural fixations do not unequivocally represent information extraction. So the question of whether humans universally use identical facial information to recognize faces remains unresolved. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We monitored eye… CONTINUE READING
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