Individual Differences in Holistic Processing Predict the Own-Race Advantage in Recognition Memory

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DeGutis, Joseph MIchael; Mercado, Rogelio J.; Wilmer, Jeremy Bennet; Rosenblatt, Andrew;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: volume 8,issue 4issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058253, pmc: PMC3622684
  • Subject: sensory perception | social and behavioral sciences | attention (behavior) | Research Article | cognitive psychology | memory | mental health | sociology | medicine | experimental psychology | Q | R | psychology | culture | Science | behavior | cross culture (sociology)

Individuals are consistently better at recognizing own-race faces compared to other-race faces (other-race effect, ORE). One popular hypothesis is that this recognition memory ORE is caused by differential own- and other-race holistic processing, the simultaneous integr... View more
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