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The holistic gist of face processing

Tuesday 2 June 2020, 4.00AM to 5.00pm

Speaker(s): Professor James Tanaka, University of Victoria

Talk abstract: "In the face processing literature, it has been shown that faces are recognized not with respect to their individual features (eyes, nose, mouth), but with respect to the whole face that emerges from these features. Although converging evidence from different experimental paradigms support the holistic perception of faces, less is known about temporal dynamics of holistic processing. In my talk, I will characterize the rapid onset of whole face processing as “holistic gist” and explore its properties across three tasks of holistic face processing: the parts/wholes task, the inversion task and the face composite task."

Location: Zoom