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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (8): 1340-1347.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01340

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The Adaption Phenomenon in Face Perception

ZHANG Xin; JIANG Zhongqing   

  1. (College of Psychology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China)
  • Received:2014-10-08 Online:2015-08-15 Published:2015-08-15
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 Adaption in face perception presents if people continuously process the information of gender, expression, ethnic and age et al.. That is, people become more sensitive with any changes of the face features, they even have illusion in face perception because of hypersensitivity. Researchers use adaption paradigm to study such a phenomenon. Most of the studies focused on how the adaption happen in various dimensions of face information, which revealed it was constrained by many factors. There is an increase interest in current research regarding the interaction between different features of face. Future study should pay more attention to explore the process of face perception adaption and enhancement of study ecological validity et al.

Key words: face perception, adaptation, gender, expression