The facial expressive action stimulus test : a test battery for the assessment of face memory, face and object perception, configuration processing, and facial expression recognition

B. de Gelder*, Lisanne Huis in 't Veld, J. van den Van den Stock

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There are many ways to assess face perception skills. In this study, we describe a novel task battery FEAST (Facial Expressive Action Stimulus Test) developed to test recognition of identity and expressions of human faces as well as stimulus control categories. The FEAST consists of a neutral and emotional face memory task, a face and shoe identity matching task, a face and house part-to-whole matching task, and a human and animal facial expression matching task. The identity and part-to-whole matching tasks contain both upright and inverted conditions. The results provide reference data of a healthy sample of controls in two age groups for future users of the FEAST.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1609
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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