Beauty is better pursued: Effects of attractiveness in multiple-face tracking

Authors: Liu, C.H. and Chen, W.

Journal: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Volume: 65

Issue: 3

Pages: 553-564

eISSN: 1747-0226

ISSN: 1747-0218

DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.624186

Abstract:

Using the multiple-object tracking paradigm, this study examines how spontaneous appraisal for facial beauty affects distributed attention to multiple faces in dynamic displays. Observers tracked attractive faces more effectively than unattractive faces in this task. Tracking performance was only affected by target attractiveness, suggesting an absence of appraisal for distractor attractiveness. Attractive male faces also produced stronger binding of face identity and location for female participants. Together, the results suggest that facial attractiveness was appraised during tracking even though this was task irrelevant. Contrary to the theory that multiple-object tracking is driven by encapsulated low-level vision, our results show that the content of target representation is not only penetrable by social cognition but also modulates the course of tracking operations. © 2012 Copyright The Experimental Psychology Society.

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Beauty is better pursued: effects of attractiveness in multiple-face tracking.

Authors: Liu, C.H. and Chen, W.

Journal: Q J Exp Psychol (Hove)

Volume: 65

Issue: 3

Pages: 553-564

eISSN: 1747-0226

DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.624186

Abstract:

Using the multiple-object tracking paradigm, this study examines how spontaneous appraisal for facial beauty affects distributed attention to multiple faces in dynamic displays. Observers tracked attractive faces more effectively than unattractive faces in this task. Tracking performance was only affected by target attractiveness, suggesting an absence of appraisal for distractor attractiveness. Attractive male faces also produced stronger binding of face identity and location for female participants. Together, the results suggest that facial attractiveness was appraised during tracking even though this was task irrelevant. Contrary to the theory that multiple-object tracking is driven by encapsulated low-level vision, our results show that the content of target representation is not only penetrable by social cognition but also modulates the course of tracking operations.

Source: PubMed

Beauty is better pursued: Effects of attractiveness in multiple-face tracking

Authors: Liu, C.H. and Chen, W.

Journal: QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Volume: 65

Issue: 3

Pages: 553-564

eISSN: 1747-0226

ISSN: 1747-0218

DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.624186

Source: Web of Science (Lite)

Beauty is better pursued: effects of attractiveness in multiple-face tracking.

Authors: Liu, C.H. and Chen, W.

Journal: Q J Exp Psychol (Hove)

Volume: 65

Issue: 3

Pages: 553-564

eISSN: 1747-0226

DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.624186

Abstract:

Using the multiple-object tracking paradigm, this study examines how spontaneous appraisal for facial beauty affects distributed attention to multiple faces in dynamic displays. Observers tracked attractive faces more effectively than unattractive faces in this task. Tracking performance was only affected by target attractiveness, suggesting an absence of appraisal for distractor attractiveness. Attractive male faces also produced stronger binding of face identity and location for female participants. Together, the results suggest that facial attractiveness was appraised during tracking even though this was task irrelevant. Contrary to the theory that multiple-object tracking is driven by encapsulated low-level vision, our results show that the content of target representation is not only penetrable by social cognition but also modulates the course of tracking operations.

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Beauty is better pursued: effects of attractiveness in multiple-face tracking.

Authors: Liu, C.H. and Chen, W.

Journal: Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)

Volume: 65

Issue: 3

Pages: 553-564

eISSN: 1747-0226

ISSN: 1747-0218

DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.624186

Abstract:

Using the multiple-object tracking paradigm, this study examines how spontaneous appraisal for facial beauty affects distributed attention to multiple faces in dynamic displays. Observers tracked attractive faces more effectively than unattractive faces in this task. Tracking performance was only affected by target attractiveness, suggesting an absence of appraisal for distractor attractiveness. Attractive male faces also produced stronger binding of face identity and location for female participants. Together, the results suggest that facial attractiveness was appraised during tracking even though this was task irrelevant. Contrary to the theory that multiple-object tracking is driven by encapsulated low-level vision, our results show that the content of target representation is not only penetrable by social cognition but also modulates the course of tracking operations.

Source: Europe PubMed Central

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