Recalling Semantic and Episodic Information From Faces and Voices

@article{Brdart2012RecallingSA,
  title={Recalling Semantic and Episodic Information From Faces and Voices},
  author={S. Br{\'e}dart and C. Barsics},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={378 - 381}
}
Recent studies have demonstrated that the retrieval of biographical information about familiar people is easier when we see their faces than when we hear their voices. This advantage of faces over voices has been observed for the retrieval of semantic information (e.g., a person’s occupation) as well as for the recall of episodic information (e.g., specific memories associated with a person). In this article, we outline a recent progression of studies that have demonstrated this advantage of… Expand
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