Specificity of face processing without awareness

  title={Specificity of face processing without awareness},
  author={Guomei Zhou and Lingxiao Zhang and Jinting Liu and Jiaoteng Yang and Zhe Qu},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
The recognition memory for inverted faces is especially difficult when compared with that for non-face stimuli. This face inversion effect has often been used as a marker of face-specific holistic processing. However, whether face processing without awareness is still specific remains unknown. The present study addressed this issue by examining the face inversion effect with the technique of binocular rivalry. Results showed that invisible upright faces could break suppression faster than… CONTINUE READING
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