Stimulus properties, attentional limitations, and young children's face recognition.

@article{Lundy2001StimulusPA,
  title={Stimulus properties, attentional limitations, and young children's face recognition.},
  author={Brenda L. Lundy and James W Jackson and Robert A Haaf},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={2001},
  volume={92 3 Pt 1},
  pages={919-29}
}
The present research explored 3-, 7-, and 10-yr.-old children's face recognition in a "paraphernalia-to-fool" paradigm in which angular size of the stimuli was manipulated. It was proposed that, given the attentional limitations of the two youngest age groups, facial information and irrelevant paraphernalia would be perceived as an undifferentiated whole in stimuli of small visual angles, resulting in decreased recognition. However, increasing angular size should enable the 7-yr.-olds to… CONTINUE READING

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