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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|37905||2011||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Neuropsychologia, Volume 49, Issue 9, July 2011, Pages 2505–2513
Abstract Faces of one's own race are discriminated and recognized more accurately than faces of an other race (other-race effect – ORE). Studies have employed several methods to enhance individuation and recognition of other-race faces and reduce the ORE, including intensive perceptual training with other-race faces and explicitly instructing participants to individuate other-race faces. Unfortunately, intensive perceptual training has shown to be specific to the race trained and the use of explicit individuation strategies, though applicable to all races, can be demanding of attention and difficult to consistently employ. It has not yet been demonstrated that a training procedure can foster the automatic individuation of all other-race faces, not just faces from the race trained. Anecdotal evidence from a training procedure used with developmental prosopagnosics (DPs) in our lab, individuals with lifelong face recognition impairments, suggests that this may be possible. To further test this idea, we had five Caucasian DPs perform ten days of configural face training (i.e. attending to small spacing differences between facial features) with own-race (Caucasian) faces to see if training would generalize to improvements with other-race (Korean) faces. To assess training effects and localize potential effects to parts-based or holistic processing, we used the part-whole task using Caucasian and Korean faces ( Tanaka, J. W., Kiefer, M., & Bukach, C. M. (2004). A holistic account of the own-race effect in face recognition: evidence from a cross-cultural study. Cognition, 93(1), B1–9). Results demonstrated that after training, DPs showed a disproportionate improvement in holistic processing of other-race faces compared to own-race faces, reducing their ORE. This suggests that configural training with own-race faces boosted DPs’ general configural/holistic attentional resources, which they were able to apply to other-race faces. This provides a novel method to reduce the ORE and supports more of an attentional/social-cognitive model of the ORE rather than a strictly expertise model.
Introduction A consistent and robust finding in the face recognition literature is that faces of one's own race are recognized more accurately than faces of an other race. This has become known as the other-race effect (ORE; for review, see Meissner and Brigham, 2001 and Sporer, 2001). The ORE begins to develop in infancy (Ferguson et al., 2009 and Sangrigoli and De Schonen, 2004) and continues to be influenced by ones environment throughout development and into adulthood. For example, greater contact with members of other races has shown to improve recognition of faces from that race (Hancock and Rhodes, 2008 and Sangrigoli et al., 2005). Own-race faces have been consistently shown to be encoded in a more configural and holistic manner than other-race faces, which may account for some of the greater proficiency with own-race face recognition (Michel et al., 2006a, Michel et al., 2006b and Tanaka et al., 2004; but see McKone, Brewer, MacPherson, Rhodes, & Hayward, 2007 for an exception). Two predominant models account for the ORE – perceptual expertise and social-cognitive (for a review, see Sporer, 2001). The perceptual expertise model suggests that repeated discrimination, over a period of weeks to years, engages configural and holistic processing and enhances the ability to categorize stimuli, in an automatic manner, at a more subordinate or individual level of categorization (Gauthier et al., 1999 and Rhodes et al., 1989). With regard to the ORE, this suggests that repeated discrimination of faces of one's own race leads to more efficient recruitment of configural and holistic processing to better individuate these faces. One key assumption of expertise theories is that training configural and holistic skills with one race will not generalize to faces of other races, possibly due to featural and structural differences between faces of different races (Zhuang, Landsittel, Benson, Roberge, & Shaffer, 2010). Supporting the expertise account, Kelly et al. (2007) showed that infants at 3 months are able to recognize both own- and other-race faces equally. However, by 9 months they demonstrate a robust advantage for recognizing own-race faces (Kelly et al., 2007), suggesting that the ORE develops with more own-race face experience and, perhaps, perceptual narrowing mechanisms to preferentially process own-race faces. Additionally, Sangrigoli et al. (2005) demonstrated that cross-cultural adoption at a young age abolishes the ORE (for the race of the adopting parents), suggesting that experience individuating other-race faces can overcome children's ORE (Sangrigoli et al., 2005). In contrast to perceptual expertise theories, social-cognitive theories suggest that the manner in which a face is processed depends on whether the face is perceived as a member of one's in-group or out-group: in-group members are processed more at the individual level and recruit more configural and holistic processes, whereas out-group members are processed less deeply (Hugenberg, Young, Bernstein, & Sacco, 2010) and may even be processed more efficiently at the level of race (Levin, 2000 and Ge et al., 2009; though see Rhodes, Locke, Ewing, & Evangelista, 2009). Levin and colleagues (2000) provided initial support for this model, demonstrating that searching for an other-race face among an array of own-race distractors is faster than searching for an own-race face among an array of other-race distractors. This finding suggests that the automatic bias to individuate own-race faces interferes with detecting own-race faces but that other-race faces that are less automatically individuated are easier to detect. Additional evidence from Michel, Corneille, and Rossion (2007) reveals that participants recruit less holistic processing when they perceive the same ambiguous race faces as from an other-race than when they were perceived as from one's own-race (Michel et al., 2007; though see Rhodes, Lie, Ewing, Evangelista, & Tanaka, 2010). Furthermore, in-group/out-group membership has shown to enhance/impair face recognition ability, respectively, in a manner very similar to the ORE: more individuating resources are devoted to in-group members and out-group effects have shown to be reduced with volitional attention (Bernstein, Young, & Hugenberg, 2007). This suggests that the ORE may be a special case of more general in-group/out-group effects (Sporer, 2001). Over the last 40 years several methods have been employed to enhance processing of other-race faces and reduce the ORE (Elliott et al., 1973, Hills and Lewis, 2006, Hugenberg et al., 2006 and Tanaka and Pierce, 2009). Most of these methods have been motivated by expertise models and involve mass discrimination of other-race faces. For example, Eliot and Goldstein (1973) showed that after Caucasian participants performed paired associate learning with Asian faces, they significantly improved their ability to recognize novel Asian faces. More recently, Hills and Lewis (2006) improved other-race recognition by training participants, for several hours, to attend to facial features more diagnostic for recognition of other-race faces (such as wider noses in African American faces). Furthermore, Tanaka and Pierce (2009) demonstrated that individuation training with other-race faces, but not categorization training, can enhance other-race recognition and reduce the ORE. They found improvements in recognition for other-race faces after participants trained for several hours to label individual other-race faces, likely engaging configural/holistic processing. However, there was no improved recognition for other-race faces when participants trained to categorize these faces at the level of race over the same time period. This underscores the importance of active individuation, rather than passive experience, as a mechanism that can both produce or abolish an own-race advantage. Collectively, the effects of these short-term training procedures have shown to be specific to the race of the training faces rather than producing race-general enhancements and support expertise models of the ORE. These effects may be from enhancing attention to configural/holistic information in the trained faces, from tuning configural and holistic perceptual mechanisms to other-race faces ( Tanaka & Pierce, 2009), or from enhancing attention to specific areas of the face more diagnostic for individuation ( Hills & Lewis, 2006). In contrast to these intensive training procedures, recent demonstrations suggest that other-race recognition can be enhanced by simply instructing participants to individuate other-race faces (Hugenberg et al., 2006 and Rhodes et al., 2009). After participants were explicitly informed about the ORE and instructed to try to individuate other-race faces (Hugenberg et al., 2006), they showed significantly improved recognition of other-race faces, suggesting that volitional attention to individuating aspects of faces can provide a race-general strategy to overcome the ORE. It also suggests that individuals have latent skills to successfully encode and recognize other-race faces, but only utilize these skills when there is enough motivation to do so. One negative implication of this finding is that volitional attention may be required to gain access to these race-general individuation skills, which pits other-race individuation against several other ongoing processes for control of volitional attention (for example, see Knudsen, 2007). In the current study, we investigated whether a face training procedure could create a more automatic bias to attend to configural and holistic aspects of other-race faces, and that similar to Hugenberg's demonstration, if this more automatic bias could create a race-general effect. Evidence from a training procedure developed in our lab based on configural training with computer-generated faces suggests that this is possible. This procedure was used to enhance the general face recognition ability in an individual suffering from developmental prosopagnosia (DP), a lifelong deficit in learning and recognizing faces (DeGutis et al., 2007 and Duchaine and Nakayama, 2006a). Compared to healthy controls, DPs have been shown to be consistently deficient in using configural (Barton et al., 2003 and Carbon et al., 2007) and holistic information to individuate faces (Yovel & Duchaine, 2006). Since our initial successful demonstration of using this procedure to improve general face recognition in a single DP, a different DP that successfully completed training reported that she became particularly better at being able to discriminate other-race (Asian) faces in her everyday life. This report was remarkable in that the version of her training only used computer-generated faces with own-race (Caucasian) features. This self-report suggested that our procedure may have created a general bias towards attending to configural and holistic aspects of all faces, including faces from other races. To further test the idea that own-race training can produce race-general processing improvements and shed more light on the nature of the other-race effect, the current study had five new DPs perform ten days (∼40 min/day) of configural face training (as described below) using computer-generated faces with Caucasian features and measured how this affected their perceptual discrimination abilities of Caucasian and Korean faces using the part-whole task (Tanaka et al., 2004). Using the part-whole task allowed us to directly measure holistic processing, the mode of processing that has consistently shown to be recruited more for own-race faces (Michel et al., 2006a, Michel et al., 2006b and Tanaka et al., 2004). Based on the one DP's self-report, we hypothesized that after training DPs would exhibit enhanced attention to configural and holistic aspects of all faces, including Korean faces. This could either equally improve configural/holistic processing of both own- and other-race faces or, since DPs may have more room for improvement with other-race faces (possibly due to allocating the majority of their individuating resources to own-race faces), may produce larger improvements in other-race face perception. An alternative prediction, consistent with expertise accounts and some social-cognitive accounts, is that training to more efficiently attend to configural and holistic aspects of computer-generated faces with Caucasian features would enhance processing of Caucasian faces more than Korean faces and could possibly lead to an increased ORE. 1.1. Participants: developmental prosopagnosics Five Caucasian developmental prosopagnosics (3 females) with an average age of 31.6 (SD = 7.4), with normal or corrected-to-normal vision participated in the study. All participants in this study, including DPs and healthy controls (below), gave informed consent in compliance with the institutional review board of the VA Boston Healthcare System and were tested at either the VA Boston Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, MA, or the Vision Science Laboratory at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. To be considered a developmental prosopagnosic, each participant had to report a significant lifelong history of facial recognition deficits and answer “yes” to the following questions: (1) Do you find it hard to recognize someone you just met?, (2) Do you have difficulty recognizing casual acquaintances out of context?, (3) When you meet someone, do you pretend to recognize them until their identity is revealed?, (4) Do you have trouble recognizing people when they are in uniform?, (5) Do you find it hard to keep track of characters in TV shows and movies?, (6) Do you have trouble visualizing the faces of family and close friends?, (7) When trying to find an acquaintance, do you have trouble if they are in a room full of people?, and (8) Do you have trouble recognizing a close friend or family member in a photograph? In addition to these questions, participants also had to score 1.5 standard deviations worse than the mean of healthy controls on 2 out of 3 face tests: (1) Famous Faces Test (http://www.faceblind.org/facetests), (2) Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT; Duchaine & Nakayama, 2006b), and (3) Cambridge Face Perception Test (CFPT; Duchaine, Germine, & Nakayama, 2007). Lastly, any participant that scored above a clinical cutoff of 32 on the Autism Spectrum Quotient questionnaire (Baron-Cohen, Wheelwright, Skinner, Martin, & Clubley, 2001) was excluded. 1.2. Participants: healthy controls In addition to DPs, 14 Caucasian participants (7 females) with an average age of 38.9 years old (SD = 12.8) participated in experiments for compensation. All control participants reported having never experienced difficulties with face recognition, had normal or corrected-to-normal vision, have never been diagnosed with neurological or neuropsychiatric disorders, have never lost consciousness for more than 10 min, and did not report having autism or Asperger's syndrome. 1.3. Overall study procedure DPs performed the pre-training assessments on Day 1 that included blocks of Caucasian male and Korean female faces, training was completed on Days 2–11, and the post-training evaluation was completed on Day 12. During post-training, participants completed the part-whole task for Caucasian male and Korean female faces as well as two additional tasks that included novel sets of Korean male and Caucasian female faces to ensure that training effects were not due to increased stimulus familiarity. Healthy controls performed one session of testing, completing all four part-whole blocks (Caucasian male, Korean female, Caucasian female, Korean male). 1.4. Part-whole task 1.4.1. Part-whole stimuli Face stimuli were identical to those in Tanaka et al. (2004) and used with permission from James Tanaka (University of Victoria). Face templates, which included the outer aspects of the face such as hair and jaw-line, were created for one Caucasian male, one Caucasian female, one Korean male, and one Korean female face. For each template, six target faces were created by inserting a combination of six different pairs of eyes, noses, and mouths of corresponding race and gender into each target face. Thus, each target face was unique; no feature appeared on more than one target face. 1.4.2. Part-whole procedure In the part-whole task, participants began each trial by fixating on a central cross for 500 ms. Next, a target face appeared in the center of the screen for 1000 ms, followed by a scrambled face mask for 500 ms (see Fig. 1). Next, either the whole target face was presented next to a distractor face, or an isolated feature from the target face was presented next to a distractor feature. For whole trials (50% of trials), participants indicated which whole face in the test phase matched the original target face while for part trials (50% of trials), participants indicated which isolated feature matched that of the original target face. For each trial, trial type (whole or part) was random, whether the distractor would differ in the eyes (1/3 of trials), nose (1/3 of trials), or mouth (1/3 of trials) was random, and the position of the test stimuli (left or right) was random. The test stimuli were presented until participants responded, either by pressing 1 for the left stimulus or 2 for the right stimulus on a standard keyboard. The interval between trials was 1500 ms. Before training, DPs completed two blocks of testing (one block of Caucasian males and one of Korean females) for a total of 144 trials. After training, DPs completed four blocks of testing (Caucasian male, Caucasian female, Korean male, Korean female) for a total of 288 trials. It has been previously demonstrated that gender does not interact with the ORE (Zhao & Bentin, 2008), so the use of different genders during the pre-training testing session is unlikely to bias the ORE results. We confirmed this assumption with additional analyses (see healthy controls and DPs sections in results). Part-whole task. A target face appeared in the middle of the screen for 1000ms ... Fig. 1. Part-whole task. A target face appeared in the middle of the screen for 1000 ms followed by a scrambled face mask for 500 ms. Next, either the whole target face was presented next to a distractor face, or an isolated feature from the target face was presented next to a distractor feature. For whole trials, participants indicated which whole face in the test phase matched the target face (correct face shown in green), while in part trials, participants indicated which isolated feature matched that of the original target face (correct part shown in green). (For interpretation of the references to color in this figure legend, the reader is referred to the web version of the article.) Figure options 1.5. Training procedure 1.5.1. Rationale The training procedure is based on the previous observation that a prosopagnosic was able to make accurate spacing judgments between two facial features in close proximity (i.e. distance between the mouth and the nose) but was slow and inaccurate when making judgments requiring attention to multiple feature spacings across a large spatial extent of the face (Bukach, Bub, Gauthier, & Tarr, 2006). This demonstration, along with other recent studies (Caldara et al., 2005), suggests that prosopagnosics can apply some configural processing to faces, but only over a spatially limited area. Considering this, the aim of the current training was to enhance prosopagnosics’ ability to integrate feature spacings across the entire spatial extent of the face. We designed a task requiring prosopagnosics to make category judgments based on integrating two vertical feature spacings, the distance between the eye and eyebrows and between the mouth and nose (see Fig. 2). The logic was that prosopagnosics would quickly become faster and more accurate at making serial judgments about each feature spacing and, after thousands of trials, would learn to allocate attention to both feature spacings simultaneously in a more efficient and possibly holistic manner. (A) Examples of faces used in the training procedure based on one template face. ... Fig. 2. (A) Examples of faces used in the training procedure based on one template face. Faces varied in their eyebrow height and mouth height to produce a matrix of 10 faces. Faces surrounded by black frames required a left button press (L) and face surrounded by grey frames required a right button press (R). (B) Template faces used for the different training days. Figure options 1.5.2. Training protocol Training took place at DPs’ homes using laptop computers. Each DP viewed a series of computer-generated faces with Caucasian features and hairstyles and were asked to categorize each face based on the location of the eyebrows and mouth. Faces that had relatively lower eyebrows and lower mouths belonged to category 1 and faces with relatively higher eyebrows and higher mouths belonged to category 2 (see Fig. 3). After each trial, the participant received feedback indicating their accuracy. For 10 days, participants completed 3 blocks of 250 trials each day, for a total of 7500 trials. After each training block, participants checked their accuracy and response time for each face to try and boost their performance on the next block. Participants were told to focus on both their accuracy and speed, with an accuracy goal of above 90% with under one second reaction time. In order to facilitate learning a general skill rather than particular faces, during the first 5 days of training, 5 different template faces were provided. These template faces were repeated on training days 6 through 10. Pre- vs. post-training accuracy results for Whole (A) and Part (B) Trials for ... Fig. 3. Pre- vs. post-training accuracy results for Whole (A) and Part (B) Trials for DPs compared to Healthy Controls without training (Caucasian male and Korean female blocks). Error bars indicate the standard error of the mean and the dashed line indicates chance performance. Figure options 1.6. Race contact survey Following initial testing, DPs were asked to complete a survey regarding their contact with Asian faces. They were asked the following questions: “Since birth, what cities have you lived in, and for how many years?” and “For each city listed above, how often did you interact with an Asian person face to face: (a) every day, (b) every week, (c) every month, (d) not at all”. In order to approximate the amount of contact, we created a composite contact score by taking the number of years at each residence and multiplying this by the approximated contact with people of Asian descent per residence (i.e. 0: no interactions, 12: every month, 52: every week, 365: every day). 1.7. Data filter To reduce the effect of outlier trials with long reaction times, any trial that exceeded 2 standard deviations above the participant's mean response time for that block was removed. Additionally, any trial with a reaction time below 200 ms was removed from the analysis. Before training, DPs had an average of 4.2 trials removed in Korean blocks and 2.8 trials removed in Caucasian blocks. After training, DPs had an average of 3.6 trials removed in each Korean block, and an average of 3.8 trials removed in each Caucasian block. Similar to DPs, healthy controls had an average of 3.5 and 3.6 trials removed for Korean and Caucasian blocks, respectively.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
2. Results 2.1. Part/whole task: healthy controls Healthy controls did not significantly differ from DPs in terms age (DPs: M = 31.6, stdev = 7.4; Healthy Controls: M = 38.9, stdev = 12.8; t(17) = 1.51, p = .15) or proportion of males/females (DPs: 2 males/3 females; Healthy Controls: 7 males/7 females; t(17) = .36, p = .72). To test whether the current results replicate the part-whole findings of Tanaka et al. (2004), healthy controls’ results were analyzed using a 2 × 2 within-subject ANOVA (stimulus race × part/whole) collapsing across stimulus gender. The results revealed a significant main effect of part/whole (F(1,13) = 17.98, p < .001) similar to Tanaka, showing that recognition of the face part was better in the context of the whole face than in isolation. The results also showed a significant main effect of race (F(1,13) = 5.36, p < .05) with own-race faces more accurate than other-race faces. Also similar to Tanaka's results, we found a significant race × part/whole interaction (F(1,13) = 7.17, p < .05), showing a larger holistic advantage for own-race compared to other-race faces. To test the assumption that stimulus gender does not interact with the other-race effect, we performed a 2 × 2 × 2 within-subject ANOVA (stimulus race × part/whole × gender). We did not find a significant main effect of stimulus gender (F(1,13) = 2.16, p = .17), nor a significant interaction between part/whole and gender (F(1,13) = .02, p = .88), race and gender (F(1,13) = 2.95, p = .11), nor a significant three-way interaction between part/whole, race, and gender (F(1,13) = .01, p = .91). 2.2. Part/whole task: DPs To determine whether DPs showed significant performance changes following training, DPs’ results were analyzed using a 2 × 2 × 2 within-subjects ANOVA (pre/post training × stimulus race × part/whole). The main effect of pre/post trended towards significance (F(1,4) = 6.11, p = .07; M = .59 before training; M = .70 after training) and there was a trend of a main effect of race (F(1,4) = 7.19, p = .06; M = .61 Korean female faces; M = .68 Caucasian male faces), but not a significant main effect of part/whole. The interaction pre/post × race × part/whole was significant (F(1,4) = 87.84, p = .001) and was driven by a dramatic improvement in holistic processing of Korean female faces after training: participants improved from a mean of .51 to a mean of .73 (see Fig. 3). In fact, analysis of simple effects of whole trials revealed that, after training, DPs’ accuracy on Korean female whole trials was not significantly different from Caucasian male whole trials. In order to rule-out whether these holistic improvements in processing Korean faces were due to DPs simply being more familiar with the Korean stimuli post-training, we performed the same analysis as above comparing the pre-training scores with only scores from the post-training tests with novel stimuli (i.e. Korean male and Caucasian female faces). The 2 × 2 × 2 within-subjects ANOVA (pre/post × stimulus race × part/whole) again showed a trend of a main effect of pre/post (F(1,4) = 6.50, p = .06), a significant main effect of stimulus race (F(1,4) = 9.1, p = .039; M = .63 before training; M = .69 after training), and similarly there was no main effect of part/whole. Critically, the interaction pre/post × stimulus race × part/whole remained significant (F(1,4) = 24.24, 4, p = .008), and was, like above, driven by a greater improvement in holistic processing of Korean faces after training. To additionally confirm that during the post-testing session there was no difference between the repeated tests (Caucasian male and Korean female) and novel tests (Caucasian female and Korean male), we performed a 2 × 2 × 2 within-subjects ANOVA (stimulus race × part/whole × version (repeated/novel)) and found no significant main effect of version (F(1,4) = 2.67, p = .18), or significant interaction between version and stimulus race (F(1,4) = .64, p = .47), version and part/whole (F(1,4) = .05, p = .84), or version by stimulus race by part/whole interaction (F(1,4) = .15, p = .72). We also calculated holistic advantage for each DP (whole trial accuracy minus part trial accuracy) and differences from pre- to post-training were analyzed using a 2 × 2 within-subjects ANOVA with pre/post and stimulus race as factors (see Fig. 4). The ANOVA revealed a significant interaction that was driven by DPs processing Korean faces significantly more holistically post-training compared to pre-training (t(4) = 3.778, p < .05). Interestingly, there was no pre/post difference for whole minus part for Caucasian trials (t(4) = .178, p = .867). Whole vs. Part Advantage for DPs and Healthy Controls during Caucasian male and ... Fig. 4. Whole vs. Part Advantage for DPs and Healthy Controls during Caucasian male and Korean female blocks. Postive values indicate greater accuracy on whole than part trials whereas negative values indicate greater accuracy on part than whole trials. Error bars indicate the standard error of the mean. Figure options 2.3. Part/whole task: DPs vs. healthy controls Comparing DPs before training with healthy controls showed that DPs were significantly less accurate than controls on Korean female whole and part trials (whole: t(17) = 2.95, p < .01; part: t(17) = 2.43, p < .05) and showed a trend towards DPs being worse than controls on Caucasian male whole trials (t(17) = 1.78, p = .09), but not part trials (t(17) = 1.48, p = .16; see Fig. 3). Additionally, before training DPs showed a reduced holistic advantage (whole trial accuracy minus part trial accuracy) for Korean female faces compared to controls (t(17) = 2.32, p < .05), though DPs’ and controls’ holistic advantage for Caucasian trials was not significantly different (t(17) = .87, p = .40; see Fig. 4). Comparing DPs after training with healthy controls showed no significant difference in accuracy on Korean female whole and part trials nor Caucasian male whole and part trials (see Fig. 3). DPs were also not significantly different from controls in accuracy on Korean male whole and part trials nor Caucasian female whole and parts trials. However, after training there was a slight trend for DPs to show a reduced holistic advantage compared to controls for Caucasian male faces (t(17) = 1.68, p = .11; see Fig. 4), but there was no significant difference between DPs’ and controls’ holistic advantage for Korean females, Korean males, nor Caucasian females. 2.4. Race contact survey Composite contact scores ranged from 0.00 to 18.25 (M = 9.75, SD = 7.50). Pearson correlations were performed to determine if DPs’ composite contact score was related with own-race and other-race part/whole performance before and after training (correlations were evaluated at the Bonferonni-corrected alpha of .0125), but no correlation reached significance likely due to a lack of statistical power.