Asymmetry of perception in free viewing of chimeric faces. Journal Article uri icon



  • We have devised a new free-vision task to index functional cerebral asymmetry for processing facial characteristics. Confirming its sensitivity to properties of lateralized hemispheric functions, left- and right-handers were clearly differentiated on this task with respect to several aspects of performance that conform with known differences between handedness groups in hemispheric asymmetry. Additionally, there were highly reliable and stable individual differences in perceptual asymmetries within handedness. Analyses of items in the task revealed that most of the differences between items in the asymmetries they elicited were random.

publication date

  • October 1, 1983

Full Author List

  • Levy J; Heller W; Banich MT; Burton LA

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