≪Organizer Abstract≫
Faces are rich visual stimuli that provide a diversity of information in one harmonious whole. From a glance at someone's face we can perceive their identity, sex, age, attractiveness, and attentional and emotional state and many other of their characteristics. These perceptions shape our subsequent interactions. This symposium will illustrate some of this diversity of visual information processing by bringing together speakers looking at a number of different aspects of face perception including 1) face processing in autism spectrum disorder, 2) the nature of biases in estimating others' sex and age from faces, 3) how we determine others' gaze direction, 4) what the hollow face illusion reveals about three dimensional shape perception and 5) illusory effects of facial makeup and cosmetics. We expect the symposium to be relevant to a wide audience with an interest in perception in general and faces in particular.
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