Personal familiarity infl uences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Personal familiarity infl uences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants

Citable link to this page

 

 
Title: Personal familiarity infl uences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants
Author: Balas, Benjamin; Nelson, Charles A.; Westerlund, Alissa; Vogel-Farley, Vanessa; Riggins, Tracy; Kuefner, Dana

Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.

Citation: Balas, Benjamin, Charles A. Nelson, Alissa Westerlund, Vanessa Vogel-Farley, Tracy Riggins, and Dana Kuefner. 2010. Personal familiarity infl uences the processing of upright and inverted faces in infants. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Vol 4 (February 2010) Art. 1.
Full Text & Related Files:
Abstract: Infant face processing becomes more selective during the fi rst year of life as a function of varying experience with distinct face categories defined by species, race, and age. Given that any individual face belongs to many such categories (e.g. A young Caucasian man’s face) we asked how the neural selectivity for one aspect of facial appearance was affected by category membership along another dimension of variability. 6-month-old infants were shown upright and inverted pictures of either their own mother or a stranger while event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded. We found that the amplitude of the P400 (a face-sensitive ERP component) was only sensitive to the orientation of the mother’s face, suggesting that “tuning” of the neural response to faces is realized jointly across multiple dimensions of face appearance.
Published Version: doi:10.3389/neuro.09.001.2010
Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Other Posted Material, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of-use#LAA
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:13548126
Downloads of this work:

Show full Dublin Core record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

 
 

Search DASH


Advanced Search
 
 

Submitters