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Personal familiarity influences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants.

dc.contributor.authorBalas, B
dc.contributor.authorNelson, C. A.
dc.contributor.authorWesterlund, A
dc.contributor.authorVogel-Farley, V
dc.contributor.authorRiggins, T
dc.contributor.authorKuefner, D
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23T16:22:55Z
dc.date.available2010-02-23T16:22:55Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationBalas, B., Nelson, C. A., Westerlund, A., Vogel-Farley, V., Riggins, T., & Kuefner, D. (2010). Personal familiarity influences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 1-6.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10042
dc.description.abstractInfant face processing becomes more selective during the fi rst year of life as a function of varying experience with distinct face categories defi ned by species, race, and age. Given that any individual face belongs to many such categories (e.g. A young Caucasian man’s face) we asked how the neural selectivity for one aspect of facial appearance was affected by category membership along another dimension of variability. 6-month-old infants were shown upright and inverted pictures of either their own mother or a stranger while event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded. We found that the amplitude of the P400 (a face-sensitive ERP component) was only sensitive to the orientation of the mother’s face, suggesting that “tuning” of the neural response to faces is realized jointly across multiple dimensions of face appearance.en_US
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dc.subjectface recognitionen_US
dc.subjectfamiliarityen_US
dc.subjectERPsen_US
dc.subjectperceptual learningen_US
dc.titlePersonal familiarity influences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Behavioral & Social Sciencesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtPsychologyen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us


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