A multi-sensory system for self-face learning

Estudillo, Alejandro J. and Bindemann, Markus (2017) A multi-sensory system for self-face learning. In: Bindemann, Markus and Megreya, Ahmed M., eds. Face processing: Systems, Disorders and Cultural Differences. Nova Science Publishing, Inc., New York, pp. 241-254. ISBN 978-1-5361-2398-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The face is the primary visual signpost of our identity, but the process of how we know that a particular face is one’s own has only recently started to receive considerable scientific attention. This interest has been enhanced by multisensory phenomena such as the enfacement illusion. In this illusion, watching another face being stroked in synchrony with one’s own face produces a bias in self-recognition, whereby the other face is perceived as the own. Here, we argue that the enfacement illusion demonstrates that the representation of the own face is highly flexible and can be updated rapidly. This flexibility would allow the incorporation of changes in physical appearance as a consequence of, for example, ambient within-person variability, grooming activities or ageing. We further present evidence to demonstrate that the enfacement illusion not only transcends differences in visual appearance with another face, but also moderates affective and social processing of that face.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: multisensory stimulation, enfacement, own-face recognition, face learning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Markus Bindemann
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 09:45 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 11:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62614 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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