Computational, Geometric, and Process Perspectives on Facial by Michael J. Wenger, James T. Townsend

By Michael J. Wenger, James T. Townsend

In the final 3 a long time, curiosity within the mental adventure of human faces has drawn jointly cognitive technology researchers from diversified backgrounds. desktop scientists seek advice from neural scientists who draw at the paintings of mathematicians who explicitly impact these accomplishing behavioral experiments. The chapters during this quantity illustrate the breadth of the learn on facial belief and reminiscence, with the emphasis being on mathematical and computational techniques. In pulling jointly those chapters, the editors sought to do even more than illustrate breadth. They endeavored besides to demonstrate the synergies and tensions that unavoidably consequence from adopting a wide view, one in keeping with the rising self-discipline of cognitive technology.

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Although each of these dimensions has been the focus of decades of research effort, only recently has it been possible to empirically assess performance in a way that supports the simultaneous characterization of processing on sev­ eral of these dimensions simultaneously (see Townsend & Nozawa, 1995). Wenger and Townsend (chap. 7, this volume) present one of the first ap­ plications of that theoretical and empirical technology outside its original domain (see also Nozawa, Hughes, & Townsend, 1997; Nozawa, ReuterLorenz, & Hughes, 1995) and illustrates how the theoretical and empirical technology can be applied to a facial processing task (feature detection in this case).

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Townsend, J. T. (2000a). Basic response time tools for studying general processing capacity in attention, perception, and cognition. Journal of General Psychology, 127,67-99. Wenger, M. , & Townsend, J. T. (2000b). Spatial frequencies in short-term memory for faces: A test of three frequency-dependent hypotheses. Memory & Cognition, 28,125-142. Yin, R. K. (1969). Looking at upside-down faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 81, 141-145. , & Householder, A. S. (1938). Discussion of a set of points in terms of their mutual distances.

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