• Contextual Influence On Facial Processing

    It is widely investigated how context (e.g., information surrounding an experience or situation) influences (emotional) perception of our environment. Perception studies are aimed at discovering what processes underlie subjective experiences and how for instance (social) behavior is influenced as a result. Focusing on facial processing and cognitive biases, we used visible primes as contextual factors and indirectly measured unconscious processing with backward masked face localization tasks.