Sensory Systems | Cognitive Neuroscience
Efficiency of face recognition depends critically on size
Ipek Oruc*, Nan Yang, Fakhri Shafai
*Corresponding author: Ipek Oruc
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 795 (poster) [English]
Poster [5.41 MB]
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting 2012, 11 - 16 May 2012, 53.326
It is commonly held that size does not play a critical role in the recognition of faces. We directly test this assumption.
Face size is a critical factor in recognition with qualitative changes as well as improvements in recognition performance occurring beyond size boundary of 5-6 degree viewing angles.
We argue that in studies of face specific processing face size is a critical factor that can affect experimental results and thus must be taken into account in experimental design.
No relevant competing interests disclosed.
NSERC, RGPIN 402654-11
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