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Testing instance models of face repetition priming.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10790975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two experiments examining repetition priming in face recognition are reported. They employed eight rather than the more usual two presentation trials so that the prediction made by Logan's (1988) instance model of power function speedup of response time (RT) distributions could be examined. In Experiment 1, we presented the same photograph on each trial; in Experiment 2, we presented photographs of varying poses. Both experiments showed repetition priming effects for familiar and unfamiliar faces, power function speedup for both the mean and the standard deviation of RT and the power function speedup of the quanties of the RT distributions. We argue that our findings are consistent with the predictions made by the instance model and provide an explanatory challenge for alternative theoretical approaches.
D C Hay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Memory & cognition     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0090-502X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mem Cognit     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-26     Completed Date:  2000-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357443     Medline TA:  Mem Cognit     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Fylde College, Lancaster University, England.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Mental Recall
Models, Psychological*
Reaction Time
Visual Perception / physiology*

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