Silhouetted face profiles: a new methodology for face perception research.

@article{Davidenko2007SilhouettedFP,
  title={Silhouetted face profiles: a new methodology for face perception research.},
  author={Nicolas Davidenko},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          6
        }
}
We present a new methodology for constructing face stimuli for psychological experiments based on silhouetted face profiles. Face silhouettes carry a number of theoretical and methodological advantages compared to more complex face stimuli and lend themselves to a simple yet powerful parameterization. In five behavioral studies, we show that face silhouettes are processed like regular face stimuli: They provide enough information for accurate gender judgments (Study 1), age estimations (Study 2… Expand
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