Valentina Proietti Sarah Pavone Antonella Pisacane Silvia Gerli Viola Macchi Cassia

The other-age effect for older adult faces

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The aim of this research is to investigate the discrimination and recognition ability of faces of different ages. Recent studies demonstrated the existence of an «other-age effect» (OAE) in adults and children, defined as superior within-category discrimination and enhanced configural processing of faces from the age group to which individuals have the most exposure (young adult faces) compared to other-ages (newborns and 3-years-old children). The current study extends existing evidence showing the presence of an OAE for older-adult faces in adults (Exp.1) as well as 3-years-old children (Exp.2).


  • face recognition
  • other-age effect
  • inversion effect
  • experience


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