Hills, P.J. and Willis, S.F.L., 2016. Children view own-age faces qualitatively differently to other-age faces. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28 (5), pp. 601-610.
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ike most own-group biases in face recognition, the own-age bias (OAB) is thought to be based either on perceptual expertise or socio-cognitive motivational mechanisms [Wolff, N., Kemter, K., Schweinberger, S. R., & Wiese, H. (2013). What drives social in-group biases in face recognition memory? ERP evidence from the own-gender bias. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi:10.1093/scan/nst024]. The present study employed a recognition paradigm with eye-tracking in order to assess whether participants actively viewed faces of their own-age differently to that of other-age faces. The results indicated a significant OAB (superior recognition for own-age relative to other-age faces), provided that they were upright, indicative of expertise being employed for the recognition of own-age faces. However, the eye-tracking results indicate that viewing other-age faces was qualitatively different to the viewing of own-age faces, with more nose fixations for other-age faces. These results are interpreted as supporting the socio-cognitive model of the OAB.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Eye-tracking; perceptual expertise; own-age bias; face recognition; pupillometry|
|Group:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
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|Deposited On:||02 Aug 2016 08:11|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 08:11|
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