Holistic face processing was investigated in newborns, 3-month-old infants, and adults through a modified version of the composite face paradigm and the recording of eye movements. After familiarization to the top portion of a face, participants (N = 70) were shown 2 aligned or misaligned faces, 1 of which comprised the familiar top part. In the aligned condition, no visual preference was found at any group age. In the misaligned condition, 3-month-olds preferred the face stimulus with the familiar top part, adults preferred the face stimulus with the novel one, and newborns did not manifest any visual preference. Results revealed that both infants' and adults' eye movements may be affected by holistic face information and demonstrated holistic face processing in 3-month-olds. © 2010 The Authors. Child Development © 2010 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.

Turati, C., di Giorgio, E., Bardi, L., & Simion, F. (2010). Holistic face processing in newborns, 3-month-old infants and adults: Evidence from the composite effect. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 81(6), 1894-1905 [10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01520.x].

Holistic face processing in newborns, 3-month-old infants and adults: Evidence from the composite effect

TURATI, CHIARA;
2010

Abstract

Holistic face processing was investigated in newborns, 3-month-old infants, and adults through a modified version of the composite face paradigm and the recording of eye movements. After familiarization to the top portion of a face, participants (N = 70) were shown 2 aligned or misaligned faces, 1 of which comprised the familiar top part. In the aligned condition, no visual preference was found at any group age. In the misaligned condition, 3-month-olds preferred the face stimulus with the familiar top part, adults preferred the face stimulus with the novel one, and newborns did not manifest any visual preference. Results revealed that both infants' and adults' eye movements may be affected by holistic face information and demonstrated holistic face processing in 3-month-olds. © 2010 The Authors. Child Development © 2010 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
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newborn; holistic processing; face recognition
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Turati, C., di Giorgio, E., Bardi, L., & Simion, F. (2010). Holistic face processing in newborns, 3-month-old infants and adults: Evidence from the composite effect. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 81(6), 1894-1905 [10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01520.x].
Turati, C; di Giorgio, E; Bardi, L; Simion, F
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