Modeling temporal dynamics of face processing in youth and adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A hierarchical model of temporal dynamics was examined in adults (n = 34) and youth (n = 46) across the stages of face processing during the perception of static and dynamic faces. Three ERP components (P100, N170, N250) and spectral power in the mu range were extracted, corresponding to cognitive stages of face processing: low-level vision processing, structural encoding, higher-order processing, and action understanding. Youth and adults exhibited similar yet distinct patterns of hierarchical temporal dynamics such that earlier cognitive stages predicted later stages, directly and indirectly. However, latent factors indicated unique profiles related to behavioral performance for adults and youth and age as a continuous factor. The application of path analysis to electrophysiological data can yield novel insights into the cortical dynamics of social information processing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hudac, CM; Naples, A; DesChamps, TD; Coffman, MC; Kresse, A; Ward, T; Mukerji, C; Aaronson, B; Faja, S; McPartland, JC; Bernier, R

Published Date

  • August 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 345 - 361

PubMed ID

  • 33882266

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8324546

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1747-0927

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/17470919.2021.1920050


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England