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| Published: December 31, 2020

Human Face and Attention: a review

Sabornee Karmakar

Senior Research Fellow in Psychology at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Garga Chatterjee

Assistant Professor, Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.146/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.146

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The human face is a very important visual stimulus in the human experiential world. It is a powerful social stimulus and is also responsible for drawing inferences about individuals we come across in our day to day lives. Information can be gained from both its static form and also its dynamic form the human face. This review aims to explore various studies involving face perception with emphasis on how it influences cognitive processes along with special emphasis on attention and its underlying mechanisms. Existing literature indicates that facial stimuli does play a strong role in influencing attentional processes including sustained, spatial, covert and overt attention.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.146/20200804

10.25215/0804.146

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020