English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  Viewer-centered recognition of familiar faces

Troje, N., & Kersten, D.(1998). Viewer-centered recognition of familiar faces (55). Tübingen, Germany: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Item is

Basic

show hide
Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-E8F9-6 Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0002-8E57-D
Genre: Report

Files

show Files
hide Files
:
MPIK-TR-55.pdf (Publisher version), 162KB
Name:
MPIK-TR-55.pdf
Description:
-
Visibility:
Public
MIME-Type / Checksum:
application/pdf / [MD5]
Technical Metadata:
Copyright Date:
-
Copyright Info:
-
License:
-

Locators

show

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Troje, NF1, 2, Author              
Kersten, D1, 2, Author              
Affiliations:
1Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497797              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: -
 Abstract: The question of whether object representations in the human brain are object-centered or viewer-centered has motivated a variety of experiments with divergent results. A key issue concerns the visual recognition of objects seen from novel views. If recognition performance depends on whether a particular view has been seen before, it can be interpreted as evidence for a viewer-centered representation. Previous experiments used unfamiliar objects to provide the experimenter with complete control over the observers previous experience with the object. In this study, we tested whether human recognition shows viewpoint dependence for the highly familiar faces of well known colleagues and for the observer's own face. We found that observers are poorer at recognizing their own profile, whereas there is no difference in response time between frontal and profile views of other faces. This result shows that extensive experience and familiarity with one's own face is not sufficient to produce viewpoint invariance. Our result provides strong evidence for viewer-centered representation in human visual recognition even for highly familiar objects.

Details

show
hide
Language(s):
 Dates: 1998-01
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 5
 Publishing info: Tübingen, Germany : Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Type: -
 Identifiers: Report Nr.: 55
BibTex Citekey: 1522
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: Technical Report of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Source Genre: Series
 Creator(s):
Affiliations:
Publ. Info: -
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 55 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: - Identifier: -