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Recognizing faces or just pictures?

In most recognition memory experiments using faces as stimuli the same photographs are used during encoding and retrieval. This means that correct recognition of a studied faceĀ could be due either to the face or the picture being recognized.

To get around this issue, we are running experiments where we use different photographs of the same face during encoding and retrieval. If a studied faceĀ is recognized then it must be due to face recognition rather than simply due to recognition of pictorial details.