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The face inversion effect following pitch and yaw rotations: investigating the boundaries of holistic processing.

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Abstract


  • Upright faces are thought to be processed holistically. However, the range of views within

    which holistic processing occurs is unknown. Recent research by McKone (2008) suggests

    that holistic processing occurs for all yaw-rotated face views (i.e., full-face through to profile).

    Herewe examined whether holistic processing occurs for pitch, aswell as yaw, rotated

    face views. In this face recognition experiment: (i) participants made same/different judgments

    about two sequentially presented faces (either both upright or both inverted); (ii) the

    test face was pitch/yaw rotated by between 0° and 75° from the encoding face (always a

    full-face view). Our logic was as follows: if a particular pitch/yaw-rotated face view is being

    processed holistically when upright, then this processing should be disrupted by inversion.

    Consistent with previous research, significant face inversion effects (FIEs) were found for

    all yaw-rotated views. However, while FIEs were found for pitch rotations up to 45°, none

    were observed for 75° pitch rotations (rotated either above or below the full face). We

    conclude that holistic processing does not occur for all views of upright faces (e.g., not

    for uncommon pitch rotated views), only those that can be matched to a generic global

    representation of a face.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Favelle, S. K. & Palmisano, S. A. (2012). The face inversion effect following pitch and yaw rotations: investigating the boundaries of holistic processing.. Frontiers in Psychology, 3 1-9.

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  • 2-s2.0-84874556785

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4666&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3606

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • Upright faces are thought to be processed holistically. However, the range of views within

    which holistic processing occurs is unknown. Recent research by McKone (2008) suggests

    that holistic processing occurs for all yaw-rotated face views (i.e., full-face through to profile).

    Herewe examined whether holistic processing occurs for pitch, aswell as yaw, rotated

    face views. In this face recognition experiment: (i) participants made same/different judgments

    about two sequentially presented faces (either both upright or both inverted); (ii) the

    test face was pitch/yaw rotated by between 0° and 75° from the encoding face (always a

    full-face view). Our logic was as follows: if a particular pitch/yaw-rotated face view is being

    processed holistically when upright, then this processing should be disrupted by inversion.

    Consistent with previous research, significant face inversion effects (FIEs) were found for

    all yaw-rotated views. However, while FIEs were found for pitch rotations up to 45°, none

    were observed for 75° pitch rotations (rotated either above or below the full face). We

    conclude that holistic processing does not occur for all views of upright faces (e.g., not

    for uncommon pitch rotated views), only those that can be matched to a generic global

    representation of a face.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Favelle, S. K. & Palmisano, S. A. (2012). The face inversion effect following pitch and yaw rotations: investigating the boundaries of holistic processing.. Frontiers in Psychology, 3 1-9.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84874556785

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4666&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3606

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland