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Tag: Adaptation

Beyond opponent coding of facial identity: Evidence for an additional channel tuned to the average face

Published in:¬†Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 243-260 Abstract “Face identity can be represented in a multidimensional space centered on the average. It has been argued that the average acts as a perceptual norm, with the norm coded implicitly by balanced activation in pairs of channels that respond to opposite extremes of face dimensions (two-channel model). In Experiment 1 we used face identity aftereffects to distinguish this model from a narrow-band multichannel model with no norm. We show that as adaptors become more extreme, aftereffects initially increase sharply and then plateau. Crucially there is… Read More

Priming and adaptation in native speakers and second-language learners

Published in:¬†Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Volume 21, Issue 2, 228-242 Abstract “Native speakers show rapid adjustment of their processing strategies and preferences on the basis of the structures they have recently encountered. The present study investigated the nature of priming and adaptation in second-language (L2) speakers and, more specifically, whether similar mechanisms underlie L2 and native language adaptation. Native English speakers and Korean L2 learners of English completed a written priming study probing the use of double object and prepositional phrase datives. Both groups showed cumulative adaptation effects for both types of dative, which was stronger for the structure that… Read More