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Repetition priming of access to biographical information from faces

Johnston, Robert A and Barry, Christopher (2006) 'Repetition priming of access to biographical information from faces.' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59 (2). pp. 326-339. ISSN 1747-0218

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Abstract

<jats:p> Two experiments examined repetition priming on tasks that require access to semantic (or biographical) information from faces. In the second stage of each experiment, participants made either a nationality or an occupation decision to faces of celebrities, and, in the first stage, they made either the same or a different decision to faces (in Experiment 1) or the same or a different decision to printed names (in Experiment 2). All combinations of priming and test tasks produced clear repetition effects, which occurred irrespective of whether the decisions made were positive or negative. Same-domain (face-to-face) repetition priming was larger than cross-domain (name-to-face) priming, and priming was larger when the two tasks were the same. It is discussed how these findings are more readily accommodated by the Burton, Bruce, and Johnston (1990) model of face recognition than by episode-based accounts of repetition priming. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Face; Humans; Association Learning; Cues; Mental Recall; Pattern Recognition, Visual; Decision Making; Reaction Time; Semantics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 22:36
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:20
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12397

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