|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Adaptation may cause some of the face caricature effect|
|Authors:||Hancock, Peter J B|
|Citation:||Hancock PJB & Little A (2011) Adaptation may cause some of the face caricature effect, Perception, 40 (3), pp. 317-322.|
|Abstract:||One of the ways to demonstrate a caricature preference is to ask participants to adjust a face image over a range from anti-caricature to caricature until it shows the best likeness to a specific individual. Since facial adaptation, whereby exposure to a face influences subsequent perception of faces, is rapid, it is possible that adaptation promotes the selection of a caricatured image. We tested whether giving participants a reference average face image, to counteract any adaptation, would reduce the degree of caricature selected for famous faces. Results confirmed a significant decrease, but even without an average, participants chose an anti-caricatured image. These data suggest a role for adaptation in generating caricature preferences while also suggesting such preferences are not inevitable.|
|Rights:||Hancock, Peter J. B. & Little, Anthony, 2011. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Perception, volume 40, issue 3, pages 317-322 [DOI: 10.1068/p6865]|
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