Expression Dependence in the Perception of Facial Identity

  • Annabelle S. Redfern, Christopher P. Benton
  • i-Perception, June 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/2041669517710663

Exploring the relationship between the processing of facial expression and facial identity

What is it about?

These findings clearly demonstrate that facial expressions impede the processing and learning of facial identity.

Why is it important?

This expression-dependence is consistent with a two part model of face processing, in which changeable facial aspects and identity are coded in a common framework. As such, it suggests that expressions are a part of facial identity representation.

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