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The effect of inversion on the encoding of normal and "thatcherized" faces.

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In the "Thatcher illusion" a face, in which the eyes and mouth are inverted relative to the rest of the face, looks grotesque when shown upright but not when inverted. In four experiments we investigated the contribution of local and global processing to this illusion in normal observers. We examined inversion effects (i.e., better performance for upright than for inverted faces) in a task requiring discrimination of whether faces were or were not "thatcherized". Observers made same/different...

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10.1080/02724980244000774

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. A, Human experimental psychology More from this journal
Volume:
56
Issue:
6
Pages:
955-975
Publication date:
2003-08-01
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EISSN:
1464-0740
ISSN:
0272-4987
Language:
English
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uuid:06d73daa-0d0f-4b89-b1e8-09c4dae9a913
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311403
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2013-11-17

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