EEG Study of the Featural and Configural Components of Face Perception
Area of Study
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Prior research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) suggests that facial features (i.e. eyes, nose, and mouth) and their configuration (i.e. T-shaped arrangement of features) are processed in different face-specific brain regions. However, precise response time of featural and configural face processing is unknown. Featural processing may occur before configural processing, or configural processing may occur before featural processing; conversely, they may occur simultaneously. Here, using the electroencephalography (EEG), we will examine the face-specific event related potential (ERP), the N170, to analyze temporal differences between featural and configural face processing.
Stegman, Heather Rose, "EEG Study of the Featural and Configural Components of Face Perception" (2017). Summer Research. 301.
University of Puget Sound