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Matching faces against the clock

Bindemann, Markus, Fysh, Matthew C., Cross, Katie, Watts, Rebecca (2016) Matching faces against the clock. i-Perception, 7 (5). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2041-6695. (doi:10.1177/2041669516672219) (KAR id:59845)


This study examined the effect of time pressure on face matching accuracy. Across two experiments, observers decided whether pairs of faces depict one person or different people. Time pressure was exerted via two additional displays, which were constantly updated to inform observers on whether they were on track to meet or miss a time target. In this paradigm, faces were matched under increasing or decreasing (Experiment 1) and constant time pressure (Experiment 2), which varied from ten to two seconds. In both experiments, time pressure reduced accuracy, but the point at which this declined varied from eight to two seconds. A separate match response bias was found, which developed over the course of the experiments. These results indicate that both time pressure and the repetitive nature of face matching are detrimental to performance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/2041669516672219
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Markus Bindemann
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 15:24 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 09:47 UTC
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