Influence of motion on face recognition

Natale S. Bonfiglio, Valentina Manfredi, Eliano Pessa

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The influence of motion information and temporal associations on recognition of non-familiar faces was investigated using two groups which performed a face recognition task. One group was presented with regular temporal sequences of face views designed to produce the impression of motion of the face rotating in depth, the other group with random sequences of the same views. In one condition, participants viewed the sequences of the views in rapid succession with a negligible interstimulus interval (ISI). This condition was characterized by three different presentation times. In another condition, participants were presented a sequence with a 1-sec. ISI among the views. That regular sequences of views with a negligible ISI and a shorter presentation time were hypothesized to give rise to better recognition, related to a stronger impression of face rotation. Analysis of data from 45 participants showed a shorter presentation time was associated with significantly better accuracy on the recognition task; however, differences between performances associated with regular and random sequences were not significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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