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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