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Similar neural adaptation mechanisms underlying face gender and tilt after effects

Citation
Zhao C, Series P, Hancock PJB & Bednar JA (2011) Similar neural adaptation mechanisms underlying face gender and tilt after effects. Vision Research, 51 (18), pp. 2021-2030. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-80052658466&md5=9c0085df4c80a7948da4f8492c112ce1; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2011.07.014

Abstract
Visual aftereffects have been found for a wide variety of stimuli, ranging from oriented lines to human faces, but previous results suggested that face aftereffects were qualitatively different from orientation (tilt) aftereffects. Using computational models, we predicted that these differences were due to the limited range of faces used in previous studies. Here we report psychophysical results verifying this prediction. We used the same paradigm to test tilt aftereffects (TAE) and face gender aftereffects (FAE) and found that they exhibited qualitatively similar aftereffect curves, when a sufficiently large range of test faces was used. Overall, the results suggest that similar adaptation mechanisms may underlie both high-level and low-level visual processing.

Journal
Vision Research: Volume 51, Issue 18

StatusPublished
Author(s)Zhao, Chen; Series, Peggy; Hancock, Peter J B; Bednar, James A
Publication date30/09/2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/7400
PublisherElsevier
Publisher URLhttp://www.scopus.com/…8da4f8492c112ce1
ISSN0042-6989
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