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13:00 - 14:00 13 March 2018

Experimental Psychology Seminar - "Human face processing in orientation and spatial frequency domains"


Room 305 (link Map)
26 Bedford Way | London | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Valerie Goffaux (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

Face perception results from a hierarchical processing chain in the ventral pathway, with increasingly complex computations performed as visual signals proceed from primary to high-level regions. Research in the field addresses how facial features (e.g., the eyes) are integrated at high-level stages of processing to enable e.g. identity recognition. The contribution of primary visual cues such as orientation and spatial frequency is often ignored. I will present psychophysics, developmental, EEG and neuroimaging data demonstrating that core aspects of high-level face processing are tuned to selective orientation and spatial frequency ranges. Recent findings of our lab further indicate that the primary encoding of orientation itself is influenced by the high-level structure of the (face) image.


Antonietta Esposito
Please email | a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk


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