Revisiting the processing of internal and external features of unfamiliar faces: the headscarf effect.

@article{Megreya2009RevisitingTP,
  title={Revisiting the processing of internal and external features of unfamiliar faces: the headscarf effect.},
  author={Ahmed M Megreya and Markus Bindemann},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 12},
  pages={1831-48}
}
Five experiments are reported in which the relative importance of internal and external features for unfamiliar face identification are examined by a matching task. In experiments 1-3, Egyptian adults showed a robust internal-feature advantage for matching photographs of Egyptian faces. In experiment 4, a cross-cultural comparison between the ability of Egyptian and British adults to match the internal and external features of unfamiliar Egyptian and British faces was made. Once again… CONTINUE READING

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