Upside-down faces: a review of the effect of inversion upon face recognition.

@article{Valentine1988UpsidedownFA,
  title={Upside-down faces: a review of the effect of inversion upon face recognition.},
  author={T V Valentine},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={79 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={
          471-91
        }
}
Several studies have found that face recognition is disproportionately impaired by stimulus inversion when compated to recognition of other classes of visual stimuli. This effect has been interpreted as evidence that face recognition benefits from a 'special' process which is not engaged by an inverted face. This paper reviews studies of the effect of inversion on face recognition in recognition memory tasks, matching tasks and upon cerebral hemisphere asymmetries. Evidence is drawn from… CONTINUE READING
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