• Attractiveness Judgments and Discrimination of Mommies and Grandmas: Perceptual Tuning for Young Adult Faces

      Short, Lindsey A.; Mondloch, Catherine J.; Hackland, Anne T. (Elsevier Ltd, 2015-01)
      Highlights •3- and 7-year-olds judged young and older face pairs: one normal and one distorted.•Attractiveness judgments (referencing a norm) were more accurate for young faces.•Performance on a match-to-sample task was also more accurate for young faces.•Our results have implications for how face space becomes optimized for young faces.•We discuss implications for domain-general vs. domain-specific development.
    • That's my teacher! Children's ability to recognize personally familiar and unfamiliar faces improves with age

      Laurence, Sarah; Mondloch, Catherine J. (Elsevier Ltd, 2016-03)
      Highlights •Tested children’s ability to recognize faces across natural variation in appearance.•4- to 12-year-olds were asked to find all the images of an identity.•Performance was (nearly) perfect by 6years for familiar identities.•Performance improved across the entire age range for unfamiliar identities.•Findings have implications for models of the development of face perception.