Valentina Proietti, Sarah Pavone, Antonella Pisacane, Silvia Gerli, Viola Macchi Cassia

The other-age effect for older adult faces

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Keywords: face recognition, other-age effect, inversion effect, experience.

The aim of this research is to investigate the discrimination and recognition ability of faces of different ages. Recent studies demonstrated the existence of an «other-age effect» (OAE) in adults and children, defined as superior within-category discrimination and enhanced configural processing of faces from the age group to which individuals have the most exposure (young adult faces) compared to other-ages (newborns and 3-years-old children). The current study extends existing evidence showing the presence of an OAE for older-adult faces in adults (Exp.1) as well as 3-years-old children (Exp.2).

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