The study investigated whether dynamic information promotes newborns' ability to recognize a face. After being habituated to a face undergoing an ordered sequential head rigid motion (Exp. 1), 1- to 3-day-old newborns fully recognized the familiar face shown in the profile pose, as documented by a preference for the profile pose of a novel face. When familiarized to an ordered sequence of different viewpoint static images of a face (Exp. 2), newborns failed to recognize the profile pose of the familiar face, their visual exploration of the familiar and novel faces being at chance. Habituation to a random head rigid motion (Exp. 3) allowed only a partial recognition of face identity, as newborns preferred the profile pose of the familiar, rather than the novel, face. Rigid head motion is an important source of information for newborns' face recognition, probably aiding the derivation of a three-dimensional face structure. © 2009 Psychology Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business.

Bulf, H., & Turati, C. (2010). The role of rigid motion in newborns’ face recognition. VISUAL COGNITION, 18(4), 504-512 [10.1080/13506280903272037].

The role of rigid motion in newborns’ face recognition

BULF, HERMANN SERGIO
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TURATI, CHIARA
2010

Abstract

The study investigated whether dynamic information promotes newborns' ability to recognize a face. After being habituated to a face undergoing an ordered sequential head rigid motion (Exp. 1), 1- to 3-day-old newborns fully recognized the familiar face shown in the profile pose, as documented by a preference for the profile pose of a novel face. When familiarized to an ordered sequence of different viewpoint static images of a face (Exp. 2), newborns failed to recognize the profile pose of the familiar face, their visual exploration of the familiar and novel faces being at chance. Habituation to a random head rigid motion (Exp. 3) allowed only a partial recognition of face identity, as newborns preferred the profile pose of the familiar, rather than the novel, face. Rigid head motion is an important source of information for newborns' face recognition, probably aiding the derivation of a three-dimensional face structure. © 2009 Psychology Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business.
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Different poses; Face recognition; Newborns; Perceptual invariance; Rigid motion;
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Bulf, H., & Turati, C. (2010). The role of rigid motion in newborns’ face recognition. VISUAL COGNITION, 18(4), 504-512 [10.1080/13506280903272037].
Bulf, H; Turati, C
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