Sensitivity to spacing changes in faces and nonface objects in preschool-aged children and adults.

@article{Cassia2011SensitivityTS,
  title={Sensitivity to spacing changes in faces and nonface objects in preschool-aged children and adults.},
  author={Viola Macchi Cassia and Chiara Turati and Gudrun Schwarzer},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={454-67}
}
Sensitivity to variations in the spacing of features in faces and a class of nonface objects (i.e., frontal images of cars) was tested in 3- and 4-year-old children and adults using a delayed or simultaneous two-alternative forced choice matching-to-sample task. In the adults, detection of spacing information was robust against exemplar differences for faces but varied across exemplars for cars (Experiment 1A). The 4-year-olds performed above chance in both face and car discrimination even when… CONTINUE READING