The face perception project intends to be a place where we can discuss research in the psychology and neuroscience surrounding face perception / cognition.
There are 3 goals of this project:
1). To provide a central listing of references in the psychophysics of face recognition literature.
2). To organize said listing into papers concerning different "effects" e.g. the inversion effect, the composite effect, etc. Hopefully, we can provide a one or two sentence summary explaining each experiment along the lines of: "Authors showed the inversion effect with famous faces and briefly presented stimuli".
3). To discuss representation strategies that the brain may be using that would give rise to the above effects e.g norm based coding, feature based coding, etc.
The beginnings of the listing
(my list of references is in the lab, I'll post some when I'm back there)
Why this project? Why on Wikiversity?
I recently entered the field of face recognition. For a newcomer to this area the sheer size of the preexisting literature is daunting. This discourages new people and fresh ideas in this important field. Wikiversity will provide a platform for maintaining an organized listing of research in this area that anyone can contribute to. I hope this experiment in web-based collaboration will turn into a legitimately useful research tool.