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Title: Adaptation effects of highly familiar faces: immediate and long lasting
Authors: Carbon, Claus-Christian
Stronbach, Tilo
Langton, Stephen
Harsanyi, Geza
Leder, Helmut
Kovacs, Gyula
Contact Email: srhl1@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: 3
adaptation
adaptation effect
DECISION
experiment
EXPERIMENTS
Face
Faces
FAMILIAR
familiar faces
highly familiar faces
identification
identities
Identity
IMAGE
IMAGES
MECHANISM
memories
Memory
other
PARTICIPANTS
PHASE
representation
REPRESENTATIONS
Selection
SERIES
time
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: The Psychonomic Society
Citation: Carbon C, Stronbach T, Langton S, Harsanyi G, Leder H & Kovacs G (2007) Adaptation effects of highly familiar faces: immediate and long lasting, Memory and Cognition, 35 (8), pp. 1966-1976.
Abstract: A central problem of face identification is forming stable representations from entities that vary - both in a rigid and nonrigid manner - over time, under different viewing conditions, and with altering appearances. Three experiments investigated the underlying mechanism that is more flexible than has often been supposed. The experiments used highly familiar faces that were first inspected as configurally manipulated versions. When participants had to select the veridical version (known from TV/media/movies) out of a series of gradually altered versions, their selections were biased toward the previously inspected manipulated versions. This adaptation effect ( face identity aftereffect, Leopold, Rhodes, Müller, & Jeffery, 2005) was demonstrated even for a delay of 24 h between inspection and test phase. Moreover, the inspection of a specific image version of a famous person not only changed the veridicality decision of the same image, but also transferred to other images of this person as well. Thus, this adaptation effect is apparently not based on simple pictorial grounds, but appears to have a rather structural basis. Importantly, as indicated by Experiment 3, the adaptation effect was not based on a simple averaging mechanism or an episodic memory effect, but on identity-specific information.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21035
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03192929
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Affiliation: Medical University of Vienna
Humboldt University Berlin
Psychology
Humboldt University Berlin
Medical University of Vienna
University of Regensburg

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