Using this method they uncover perceptual effects that previous studies have attributed to purely decisional factors. We use faces for recognising people, reading their emotions and mental states, and following their attention.
More on prosopagnosia here. Taking a different approach, Burke and Sulikowski 2013 review possible holistic processing in non-human animals.
Login Register Login using. While it is clear that faces are of prime importance to humans, we have not been able to answer what is meant by configural or holistic processing.
The papers range from brain imaging and eye-tracking, through to special populations, cross-race differences, the evolutionary nature of holistic processing and computational models.
The inversion, part-whole, and composite effects reflect distinct perceptual mechanisms with varied relationships to face recognition. We will be provided with an authorization token please note: How robust is familiar face recognition? The methods, questions and thought provoking commentary contained in this issue represents the new wave of attempts to better define and outline how we process faces.
Each approach contained in this special issue is attempting to re-think what we know about holistic or configural face recognition. Susilo, T. Stimulus requirements for face perception: Royal Society Open Science , 5: Our methods include behavioural experiments in the lab and on the web, psychophysics, studies of individuals with developmental deficits and brain damage, eye tracking, electroencephalography EEG , and computational modelling.
Suggest a Research Topic. Watson 2013 reviews holistic processing as it relates to two special populations—those with autism and schizophrenia.
In general, it is defined as something like integration across the area of the face, or processing of the relationships between features as well as, or instead of, the features themselves.