James W Tanaka

Summary

Affiliation: University of Victoria
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi An electrophysiological comparison of visual categorization and recognition memory
    Tim Curran
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 2:1-18. 2002
  2. ncbi The training and transfer of real-world perceptual expertise
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychol Sci 16:145-51. 2005
  3. ncbi Losing face: impaired discrimination of featural and configural information in the mouth region of an inverted face
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Atten Percept Psychophys 76:1000-14. 2014
  4. ncbi The effects of information type (features vs. configuration) and location (eyes vs. mouth) on the development of face perception
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P5, Canada Electronic address
    J Exp Child Psychol 124:36-49. 2014
  5. pmc How category structure influences the perception of object similarity: the atypicality bias
    James William Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria Victoria, BC, Canada
    Front Psychol 3:147. 2012
  6. pmc The perception and identification of facial emotions in individuals with autism spectrum disorders using the Let's Face It! Emotion Skills Battery
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:1259-67. 2012
  7. doi Mixed emotions: holistic and analytic perception of facial expressions
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Cogn Emot 26:961-77. 2012
  8. pmc Exploring the perceptual spaces of faces, cars and birds in children and adults
    James W Tanaka
    Cognition and Brain Sciences Program, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada
    Dev Sci 14:762-8. 2011
  9. doi Using computerized games to teach face recognition skills to children with autism spectrum disorder: the Let's Face It! program
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:944-52. 2010
  10. ncbi Typicality effects in face and object perception: further evidence for the attractor field model
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Percept Psychophys 69:619-27. 2007

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi An electrophysiological comparison of visual categorization and recognition memory
    Tim Curran
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 2:1-18. 2002
    ..Aspects of these results are consistent with both mathematical modeling and neuropsychological perspectives...
  2. ncbi The training and transfer of real-world perceptual expertise
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychol Sci 16:145-51. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that perceptual categorization, not perceptual exposure per se, is important for the development and generalization of visual expertise...
  3. ncbi Losing face: impaired discrimination of featural and configural information in the mouth region of an inverted face
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Atten Percept Psychophys 76:1000-14. 2014
    ..The collective findings from these experiments suggest that inversion does not differentially impair featural or configural face perceptions, but rather impairs the perception of information in the mouth region of the face. ..
  4. ncbi The effects of information type (features vs. configuration) and location (eyes vs. mouth) on the development of face perception
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P5, Canada Electronic address
    J Exp Child Psychol 124:36-49. 2014
    ..These results indicate that the type of face information (i.e., configural vs. featural) and its location (i.e., eye vs. mouth) jointly contribute to the development of face perception abilities. ..
  5. pmc How category structure influences the perception of object similarity: the atypicality bias
    James William Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria Victoria, BC, Canada
    Front Psychol 3:147. 2012
    ..These results suggest that the perceived likeness of an object is influenced by the organization of surrounding exemplars in the category space...
  6. pmc The perception and identification of facial emotions in individuals with autism spectrum disorders using the Let's Face It! Emotion Skills Battery
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:1259-67. 2012
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  7. doi Mixed emotions: holistic and analytic perception of facial expressions
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Cogn Emot 26:961-77. 2012
    ..These results are discussed in terms of holistic and analytic processing of facial expressions...
  8. pmc Exploring the perceptual spaces of faces, cars and birds in children and adults
    James W Tanaka
    Cognition and Brain Sciences Program, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada
    Dev Sci 14:762-8. 2011
    ....
  9. doi Using computerized games to teach face recognition skills to children with autism spectrum disorder: the Let's Face It! program
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:944-52. 2010
    ..A critical question is whether face recognition skills can be enhanced through a direct training intervention...
  10. ncbi Typicality effects in face and object perception: further evidence for the attractor field model
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Percept Psychophys 69:619-27. 2007
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  11. ncbi Activation of preexisting and acquired face representations: the N250 event-related potential as an index of face familiarity
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:1488-97. 2006
    ..e., the "own face" and a newly acquired face representation (i.e., the Joe/Jane face) that was formed during the course of the experiment...
  12. ncbi A holistic account of the own-race effect in face recognition: evidence from a cross-cultural study
    James W Tanaka
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Cognition 93:B1-9. 2004
    ..These results suggest that the own-race effect may arise from the holistic recognition of faces from a highly familiar racial group...
  13. doi The neural plasticity of other-race face recognition
    James W Tanaka
    University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 9:122-31. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate that learning to discriminate other-race faces at the subordinate level of the individual leads to improved recognition and enhanced activation of the expert N250 component...
  14. doi Learning to become an expert: reinforcement learning and the acquisition of perceptual expertise
    Olav E Krigolson
    University of Victoria, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:1834-41. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that the acquisition of perceptual expertise relies on interactions between the posterior perceptual system and the reinforcement learning system involving medial-frontal cortex...
  15. ncbi Independent component analysis and clustering improve signal-to-noise ratio for statistical analysis of event-related potentials
    Philip M Zeman
    CanAssist, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:2591-604. 2007
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  16. doi What can topology changes in the oddball N2 reveal about underlying processes?
    Christopher M Warren
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Neuroreport 22:870-4. 2011
    ..Thus, the oddball N2 has a variable scalp distribution that depends on the relative engagement of cortical areas, consistent with noradrenergic modulation having the greatest impact in those areas mostly engaged by the task at hand...
  17. doi Putting a name to a face: the role of name labels in the formation of face memories
    Iris Gordon
    University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:3280-93. 2011
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  18. doi Does face inversion change spatial frequency tuning?
    Verena Willenbockel
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:122-35. 2010
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  19. doi The role of name labels in the formation of face representations in event-related potentials
    Iris Gordon
    University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Br J Psychol 102:884-98. 2011
    ..The uniqueness of the proper name label dictates that the representation mediating face recognition will be a highly detailed, perceptual description of the person...
  20. ncbi Experience produces the atypicality bias in object perception
    Justin Kantne
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 3P5, Canada
    Perception 41:556-68. 2012
    ..This finding suggests that relatively passive exposure to exemplars is sufficient to influence perceptions of similarity, and that the atypicality bias is a manifestation of this influence...
  21. pmc The n250 brain potential to personally familiar and newly learned faces and objects
    Lara J Pierce
    Department of Psychology, McGill University Montreal, QC, Canada
    Front Hum Neurosci 5:111. 2011
    ..Thus, as indicated by its response to personally familiar and recently familiarized faces and objects, the N250 component is a sensitive index of individuated representations in visual memory...
  22. ncbi An encoding advantage for own-race versus other-race faces
    Pamela M Walker
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Perception 32:1117-25. 2003
    ..These results indicate that an own-race advantage occurs at the encoding stage of face processing...
  23. ncbi A reevaluation of the electrophysiological correlates of expert object processing
    Lisa S Scott
    University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:1453-65. 2006
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  24. doi The role of category learning in the acquisition and retention of perceptual expertise: a behavioral and neurophysiological study
    Lisa S Scott
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 413 Tobin Hall 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Brain Res 1210:204-15. 2008
    ..These improvements are mirrored by changes in the N250 rather than the N170 component, and these effects persist at least a week after training, so are conceivably related to long-term learning processes supporting perceptual expertise...
  25. ncbi The preferred level of face categorization depends on discriminability
    Christopher D'Lauro
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 0345, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:623-9. 2008
    ..Finally, we repeated both effects within subjects, showing that individual faces were slower to be categorized in the context of similar faces and more quickly categorized among diverse faces (Experiment 3)...