The effect of face orientation on holistic processing.

@article{Mondloch2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of face orientation on holistic processing.},
  author={Catherine J. Mondloch and Daphne Maurer},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={1175-86}
}
Holistic processing, a hallmark of face processing, can be measured by the composite face effect: adults have difficulty recognising the top half of a face when it is aligned with a new bottom half, unless holistic processing is disrupted by misaligning the two halves. Like the recognition of facial identity, holistic processing is impaired when faces are inverted. To obtain a more refined measure of the influence of orientation on holistic face processing, we administered the composite face… CONTINUE READING