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Interactions between facial emotion and identity in face processing: evidence based on redundancy gains.

Yankouskaya, A., Booth, D.A. and Humphreys, G., 2012. Interactions between facial emotion and identity in face processing: evidence based on redundancy gains. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74 (8), 1692 - 1711.

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DOI: 10.3758/s13414-012-0345-5

Abstract

Interactions between the processing of emotion expression and form-based information from faces (facial identity) were investigated using the redundant-target paradigm, in which we specifically tested whether identity and emotional expression are integrated in a superadditive manner (Miller, Cognitive Psychology 14:247-279, 1982). In Experiments 1 and 2, participants performed emotion and face identity judgments on faces with sad or angry emotional expressions. Responses to redundant targets were faster than responses to either single target when a universal emotion was conveyed, and performance violated the predictions from a model assuming independent processing of emotion and face identity. Experiment 4 showed that these effects were not modulated by varying interstimulus and nontarget contingencies, and Experiment 5 demonstrated that the redundancy gains were eliminated when faces were inverted. Taken together, these results suggest that the identification of emotion and facial identity interact in face processing.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1943-3921
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adult; Analysis of Variance; Anger; Emotions; Face; Facial Expression; Fear; Female; Happiness; Humans; Male; Pattern Recognition, Visual; Reaction Time
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:36371
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:13 Dec 2021 13:28
Last Modified:13 Dec 2021 13:28

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