Applying the Psychologist's Microelectrode to High-Level Vision: What face aftereffects can tell us about face processing. [ 2003 - 2007 ]

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Researchers Prof GI Rhodes

Brief description Aftereffects, the psychologist's microelectrode, can show how our visual experience relates to neural activity. In the well-known waterfall illusion, neurons coding downwards motion become fatigued while watching a waterfall, making stationary objects on the riverbank appear to move upwards. Viewing a face for a few seconds can have a similar effect, causing a previously neutral or average face to take on the opposite identity. Here we explore what this and other face afterffects can tell us about how faces are coded in high level vision.

Funding Amount $649,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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