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Face Perception

  • By: Gillian Rhodes & Linda Jeffery
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

As Humpty-Dumpty observed in Lewis Carroll's (1871) classic, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, all faces share the same basic configuration. On encountering Alice, Humpty-Dumpty complained,

You're so exactly like other people, … the two eyes, so (marking ...