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ERIC Number: EJ784769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Learning Faces from Photographs
Longmore, Christopher A.; Liu, Chang Hong; Young, Andrew W.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v34 n1 p77-100 Feb 2008
Previous studies examining face learning have mostly used only a single exposure to 1 image of each of the faces to be learned. However, in daily life, faces are usually learned from multiple encounters. These 6 experiments examined the effects on face learning of repeated exposures to single or multiple images of a face. All experiments provided evidence for image-specific picture learning taking place over and above any invariant face learning, with recognition accuracy always highest for the image studied and performance falling across transformations between study and test images. The relative roles of pictorial and structural codes in mediating learning faces from photographs need to be reconsidered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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