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High-level face adaptation without awareness

Adams, W., Gray, K. H. L., Garner, M. and Graf, E. (2010) High-level face adaptation without awareness. Psychological Science, 21 (2). pp. 205-210. ISSN 0956-7976

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1177/0956797609359508

Abstract/Summary

When a visual stimulus is suppressed from awareness, processing of the suppressed image is necessarily reduced. Although adaptation to simple image properties such as orientation still occurs, adaptation to high-level properties such as face identity is eliminated. Here we show that emotional facial expression continues to be processed even under complete suppression, as indexed by substantial facial expression aftereffects.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
ID Code:39469
Publisher:Sage Publications

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