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Asymmetry in face processing during childhood measured with chimeric faces.

Aljuhanay, A. and Milne, E. and Burt, D. M. and Pascalis, O. (2010) 'Asymmetry in face processing during childhood measured with chimeric faces.', Laterality : asymmetries of body, brain and cognition., 15 (4). pp. 439-450.


Studies with adults have found a left bias in their perception of faces, which suggests a right hemisphere specialisation in processing facial information. Hemispheric asymmetry is observed during the first year of life but it is still unclear at what age such specialisation becomes adult-like during the prolonged period of face-processing development through childhood. In the present study we investigated the development of children's perceptions of gender and emotion using chimeric faces. Our results demonstrate that a right hemisphere bias, similar to that found in adults, is observed from 5 years of age. The results are discussed within a framework of developmental studies and we conclude that although children may be less efficient than adults at encoding faces, their basic manner of encoding is not fundamentally different from that of adults.

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Keywords:Face, Development, Chimeric, Asymmetry, Children.
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Date of first online publication:July 2010
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