Nakabayashi, K. and Liu, C., 2013. Developmental differences in holistic interference of facial part recognition. PLoS One, 8 (10).
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Research has shown that adults' recognition of a facial part can be disrupted if the part is learnt without a face context but tested in a whole face. This has been interpreted as the holistic interference effect. The present study investigated whether children of 6- and 9-10-year-olds would show a similar effect. Participants were asked to judge whether a probe part was the same as or different from a test part whereby the part was presented either in isolation or in a whole face. The results showed that while all the groups were susceptible to a holistic interference, the youngest group was most severely affected. Contrary to the view that piecemeal processing precedes holistic processing in the cognitive development, our findings demonstrate that holistic processing is already present at 6 years of age. It is the ability to inhibit the influence of holistic information on piecemeal processing that seems to require a longer period of development into at an older and adult age.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Age Factors ; Child ; Face ; Female ; Humans ; Learning ; Male ; Pattern Recognition, Visual ; Recognition (Psychology) ; Young Adult|
|Group:||Faculty of Science & Technology|
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|Deposited On:||17 Jun 2016 13:52|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2016 10:35|
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