The Role of Racial Markers in Race Perception and Racial Categorization
Cognitive mechanism, Cross-race effect, Gating mechanism, Inversion effect, Race, Racial markers
The Science of Social Vision
This chapter argues that race is so important socially, that a special cognitive mechanism sensitive to race via racial markers has been selected out through adaptive pressures within the evolutionary process. It presents a model representing how the mechanism integrates with other cognitive processes. Finally, it discusses how this model might be useful in examining other face-related phenomena such as the inversion effect.
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DOI of published version
MacLin, Otto H. and MacLin, M. Kimberly, "The Role of Racial Markers in Race Perception and Racial Categorization" (2011). Faculty Publications. 1984.