Breakthrough Percepts of Famous Faces

Alsufyani, Abdulmajeed, Hajilou, Omid, Zoumpoulaki, Alexia, Filetti, Marco, Solomon, Christopher J., Gibson, Stuart J., Alroobaea, Roobaea, Bowman, Howard (2019) Breakthrough Percepts of Famous Faces. Psychophysiology, 56 (1). e13279. ISSN 0048-5772. (doi:10.1111/psyp.13279) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Recently, we showed that presenting salient names (i.e. a participant’s first name) on the fringe of awareness (in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) breaks through into awareness, resulting in the generation of a P3, which (if concealed information is presented) could be used to differentiate between deceivers and non-deceivers (Bowman et al., 2013; Bowman, Filetti, Alsufyani, Janssen, & Su, 2014). The aim of the present study was to explore whether face stimuli can be used in an ERP-based RSVP paradigm to infer recognition of broadly familiar faces. To do this, we explored whether famous faces differentially break into awareness when presented in RSVP and, importantly, whether ERPs can be used to detect these ‘breakthrough’ events on an individual basis. Our findings provide evidence that famous faces are differentially perceived and processed by participants’ brains as compared to novel (or unfamiliar) faces. EEG data revealed large differences in brain responses between these conditions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/psyp.13279
Uncontrolled keywords: Familiarity, famous faces, EEG/ERP, P3, RSVP, Time-frequency analyses, Deception Detection
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Howard Bowman
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 09:50 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 09:05 UTC
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