What Makes Face Recognition Holistic?

What does it mean for a face to be recognized holistically? Our work has related different theoretical approaches to understanding holistic face recognition, examined the temporal dynamics of holistic processing, studied perceptual and decisional components of holistic effects, and examined the role of spatial frequency in holistic face recognition.

Shen, J., & Palmeri, T.J. (in preparation). The perception of a face is greater than the sum of its parts (working title). Manuscript in preparation.

Richler, J.J., Palmeri, T.J., & Gauthier, I. (2012). Meanings, mechanisms, and measures of holistic processing. Frontiers in Perception Science.

Richler, J.J., Mack, M.L., Palmeri, T.J., & Gauthier, I. (2011). Inverted faces are (eventually) processed holistically. Vision Research, 51, 333-342.

Mack, M.L., Richler, J.J., Gauthier, I., & Palmeri, T.J. (2011). Indecision on decisional separability. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1-9.

Richler, J.J., Mack, M.L., Gauthier, I., & Palmeri, T.J. (2009). Holistic processing of faces at a glance. Vision Research, 49, 2856-2861.

Cheung, O.S., Richler, J.J., Palmeri, T.J., & Gauthier, I. (2008). Revisiting the role of spatial frequencies in the holistic processing of faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1327-1336.

Richler, J.J., Gauthier, I., Wenger, M., & Palmeri, T.J. (2008). Holistic processing of faces: Perceptual and decisional components. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 328‐342. [PDF]

Richler, J.J., Mack, M.L., Gauthier, I., & Palmeri, T.J. (2007). Distinguishing between perceptual and decisional sources of holism in face processing. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (peer-reviewed proceedings paper), Nashville, TN.