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Tanaka & Farah (1993) --> in Matlin Ss viewed (faces + names) or (houses + names) at test, Ss saw either two whole faces/houses of two parts of two faces/houses (e.g. noses/doors) Ss asked to recognized which of two faces/houses or parts of faces/houses were seen before Results: Fig. 2.6 when dealing with faces, Ss accurately recognized faces in the context of a whole face than in the context of parts of faces
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Unformatted text preview: • no difference between whole and parts of houses Conclusions: • face recognition has special status in the perceptual system • we process faces in a holistic way when compared to other stimuli BUT. .. what happens when faces are very similar?? photo lineups?? component features or holistic approach??? own-race bias???...
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