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Do all kids look alike? Evidence for an other-age effect in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18665727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current study provides evidence for the existence of an other-age effect (OAE), analogous to the well-documented other-race effect. Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrate that adults are better at recognizing adult faces compared with faces of newborns and children. Results from Experiment 3 indicate that the OAE obtained with child faces can be modulated by experience. Moreover, in each of the 3 experiments, differences in the magnitude of the observed face inversion effect for each age class of faces were taken to reflect a difference in the processing strategies used to recognize the faces of each age. Evidence from Experiment 3 indicates that these strategies can be tuned by experience. The data are discussed with reference to an experience-based framework for face recognition.
Dana Kuefner; Viola Macchi Cassia; Marta Picozzi; Emanuela Bricolo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0096-1523     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-30     Completed Date:  2008-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502589     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  811-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aging / psychology*
Child, Preschool
Continental Population Groups / psychology
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Pattern Recognition, Visual*
Reaction Time
Recognition (Psychology)*

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