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Configural processing advantage for Mongoloid than Caucasian faces during the structure coding stag

Configural processing advantage for Mongoloid than Caucasian faces during the structure coding stag

Authors: 
Yuying Tong, Yunmiao Yu, Lu Chen, Dong Han, Hailan Sun, Xiaohui Qiu, Zhengxue Qiao, Lun Zhao, Yanjie Yang
Year: 
2014
Journal: 
Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
Abstract: 


Configural processing is considered to be the hallmark of face expertise, which has been widely investigated by face global inversion (inversion effect) and local inversion (Thatcher effect). Using a passive detection task in which face stimuli are task-irrelevant, both the face inversion effect and the Thatcher effect on race perception of faces were investigated. We found that although the N170 inversion effect (enhanced and delayed N170 for inverted than upright condition) was similar across races of faces, Chinese participants showed a larger N170 Thatcher effect (enhanced N170 to Thatcherized faces than normal faces) for Mongoloid faces. The present data indicates the perceptual advantage of configural changes for in-group than out-group faces.

Keywords: Configural processing; inversion; thatcher; faces' race; N170

Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219635214500277

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