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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
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Human Experimental Psychology
Volume:
56 A
Issue:
6
Pages:
955-975
Publication date:
2003-08-05
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ISSN:
0272-4987
URN:
uuid:ecd7e49b-2fb5-45f4-9022-4c787c8fbd92
Source identifiers:
311647
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pubs:311647
Language:
English

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