The role of attention and familiarity in face identification.

  title={The role of attention and familiarity in face identification.},
  author={Margaret Cecilia Jackson and Jane E. Raymond},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  volume={68 4},
How is attention allocated during face identification? Previous work using famous and unfamiliar faces suggests that either no attention or a special attentional mechanism is required. We used a conventional attentional blink (AB) procedure to measure face identification with temporarily reduced attention. The participants viewed a rapid series of face images with one embedded nonface abstract pattern (T1). They judged the texture of T1 and then detected a prespecified face (T2) presented at… CONTINUE READING

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  • M. C. Jackson, J. E. Raymond
  • Journal of Vision,
  • 2004
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