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The effect of motion at encoding and retrieval for same- and other-race face recognition.
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PMID:  21988393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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In an experimental study, we assessed the role of motion when encoding and recognizing unfamiliar faces, using an old/new recognition memory paradigm. Our findings revealed a clear advantage for learning unfamiliar faces moving non-rigidly, compared with static faces. This advantage for motion was found with both same- and other-race faces. Furthermore, results indicate that it is more important that the face is learnt in motion than recognized from a moving clip. Interestingly, despite a reliable other-race effect being revealed, participants were able to utilize motion information exhibited by other-race faces in a manner akin to the motion advantage found for same-race faces. The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to the nature of the stored face representations, considering whether the facilitative role found here can be explained by factors other than motion per se.
Authors:
Natalie Butcher; Karen Lander; Hui Fang; Nick Costen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953)     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0007-1269     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychol     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373124     Medline TA:  Br J Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  931-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2011 The British Psychological Society.
Affiliation:
Teesside University, UK University of Manchester, UK Swansea University, UK Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
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