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Speak my language and I will remember your face better: an ERP study

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dc.contributor.author Baus, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Bas Villalba, Jesús Antonio
dc.contributor.author Calabria, Marco
dc.contributor.author Costa, Albert, 1970-
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-05T11:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-05T11:14:15Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Baus C, Bas J, Calabria M, Costa A. Speak my language and I will remember your face better: an ERP study. Front Psychol. 2017;8: 709. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00709
dc.identifier.issn 1664-1078
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/34833
dc.description.abstract Here we investigated how the language in which a person addresses us, native or foreign, influences subsequent face recognition. In an old/new paradigm, we explored the behavioral and electrophysiological activity associated with face recognition memory. Participants were first presented with faces accompanied by voices speaking either in their native (NL) or foreign language (FL). Faces were then presented in isolation and participants decided whether the face was presented before (old) or not (new). The results revealed that participants were more accurate at remembering faces previously paired with their native as opposed to their FL. At the event-related potential (ERP) level, we obtained evidence that faces in the NL were differently encoded from those in the FL condition, potentially due to differences in processing demands. During recognition, the frontal old/new effect was present (with a difference in latency) regardless of the language with which a face was associated, while the parietal old/new effect appeared only for faces associated with the native language. These results suggest that the language of our social interactions has an impact on the memory processes underlying the recognition of individuals.
dc.description.sponsorship Supporting grants: PSI2011-23033, CONSOLIDER-INGENIO2010 (CSD2007-00048), SGR 2014-1210, and FP7/2007-2013 (Cooperation grant agreement n. 613465 - AThEME). CB was supported by the People Program (Marie Curie Actions, FP7-PEOPLE 2014-2016) under REA agreement n∘623845. MC is supported by the Ramón y Cajal program (Spanish Government). JB is supported by a pre-doctoral fellowship (BES- 2013-063649).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Frontiers
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers in Psychology. 2017;8: 709.
dc.rights Copyright © 2017 Baus, Bas, Calabria and Costa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Speak my language and I will remember your face better: an ERP study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00709
dc.subject.keyword Foreign language
dc.subject.keyword Social categorization
dc.subject.keyword Face recognition
dc.subject.keyword Old/new ERP effects
dc.subject.keyword Familiarity
dc.subject.keyword Recollection
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/613465
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/PSI2011-23033
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/623845
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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