Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The relative salience of facial features when differentiating faces based on an interference paradigm
Author: Ruiz-Soler, Marcos
Salvador Beltrán, Francesc
Keywords: Expressió facial
Percepció visual
Facial expression
Visual perception
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Research on face recognition and social judgment usually addresses the manipulation of facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.). Using a procedure based on a Stroop-like task, Montepare and Opeyo (J Nonverbal Behav 26(1):43-59, 2002) established a hierarchy of the relative salience of cues based on facial attributes when differentiating faces. Using the same perceptual interference task, we established a hierarchy of facial features. Twenty-three participants (13 men and 10 women) volunteered for the experiment to compare pairs of frontal faces. The participants had to judge if the eyes, nose, mouth and chin in the pair of images were the same or different. The factors manipulated were the target-distractive factor (4 face components 9 3 distractive factors), interference (absent vs. present) and correct answer (the same vs. different). The analysis of reaction times and errors showed that the eyes and mouth were processed before the chin and nose, thus highlighting the critical importance of the eyes and mouth, as shown by previous research.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a :
It is part of: Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 2012, vol. 36, p. 191-203
Related resource:
ISSN: 0191-5886
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
607470.pdf249.18 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.