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Xu, B., & Tanaka, J. W. (2013). Does face inversion qualitatively change face processing: An eye movement study using a face change detection task. Journal of Vision, 13 , 1-16. PDF

Tanaka, J.W., Wolf, J. M, Klaiman, C., Koenig, K., Cockburn, J., Herlihy, L., Brown, C., Stahl, S., South, M., McPartland, J., Kaiser, M.D. and Schultz, R.T. (2012) The perception and identification of facial emotions in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders using the Let's Face It! Emotion Skills Battery. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 53, 1259-1267. PDF

Tanaka, J. W., Meixnar, T.R., & Kantner, J. (2011). Exploring the perceptual spaces of faces, cars and birds in children and adults. Developmental Science, 14 762-768. 122-131.PDF

Tanaka, J. W, Wolf, J. M., Klaiman, C., Koenig, K., Cockburn, J., Herlihy, L., Brown, C., Stahl, S., Kaiser, M.D., & Schultz, R.T. (2010). Using computerized games to teach face recognition skills to children with autism spectrum disorder: The Let's Face It! program. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 51, 944-952. PDF

Krigolson, O. E., Pierce, L. J., Holroyd, C.B. & Tanaka, J.W. (2009). Learning to become an expert: Reinforcement learning and the acquisition of perceptual expertise. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21,1833-1840. PDF

Tanaka, J.W. and Pierce, L.J. (2009). The neural plasticity of other-race face recognition. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience. 9, 122-131.PDF

Wolf., J.M., Tanaka, J.W., Klaiman, C., Cockburn, J. Herlihy, L., Brown, C., South, M., McPartland, J., Kaiser, M. D., Phillips, R. and Schultz, R. T.. (2009). Specific impairment of face processing abilities in children with autism spectrum disorder using the Let's Face It! Skills Battery, Autism Research, 1 329-340. PDF

Lebrecht S., Pierce, L.J., Tarr, M.J. Tanaka, J.W., (2009). Perceptual other-race training reduces implicit racial bias, PLoS One, 4(1): e4215. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0004215 PDF

Cockburn, J., Bartlett, M., Tanaka, J. Movellan, J. & Schultz, R. (2008). SmileMaze: A tutoring system in real-time facial expression perception and production in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Proceedings from the IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition , 978-986. PDF

Bukach, C.M., Le Grand, R., Kaiser, M., Bub, D. & Tanaka, J.W. (2008). Preservation of mouth region processing in two cases of prosopagnosia. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 227-244. PDF

Tanaka, J.W. & Corneille, O (2007). Atypicality bias in face and object perception: Further tests of an attractor model. Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 619-627. PDF

Tanaka, J.W., Curran, T., Porterfield, A.L. & Collins, D. (2006). Activation of pre-existing and acquired face representations: The N250 ERP as an index of face familiarity, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 18, 1488-1497. PDF

Scott, L., Tanaka, J.W., Sheinberg, D. & Curran, T. (2006). A reevaluation of the electrophysiological correlates of expert object processing, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 1453-1465. PDF

Tanaka, J.W., Curran, T., & Sheinberg, D. (2005). The training and transfer of real-world, perceptual expertise, Psychological Science, 16, 141-151. PDF

Tanaka, J.W., Kiefer, M., & Bukach, C. (2004). A holistic account of the own-race effect in face recognition: evidence from a cross-cultural study, Cognition, 93B1-B9. PDF

Tanaka, J. W. (2004). Object categorization, expertise and neural plasticity. In M. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The New Cognitive Neurosciences, 3rd Edition, 876-888, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Walker, P. M. & Tanaka, J.W. (2003). A perceptual encoding advantage for own-race versus other-race faces, Perception, 32, 1117-1125. PDF

Tanaka, J., Lincoln, S., & Hegg, L. (2003). A framework for the study and treatment of face processing deficits in autism. In H. Leder and G. Swartzer (Eds.) The Development of Face Processing, 101-119, Berlin: Hogrefe Publishers. PDF

Joseph, R. & Tanaka, J. (2002). Holistic and part-based recognition in children with autism. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 43, 1 -14. PDF

Curran, T., Tanaka, J.W., Weiskopf, D. M. (2002). An electrophysiological comparison of visual categorization and recognition memory. Cognitive, Affective, Behavioral Neuroscience, 2, 1-18. PDF

Tanaka, J. W. & Curran, T. (2001). A neural basis for expert object recognition. Psychological Science, 12, 43-47. PDF

Tanaka, J. W., Weiskopf, D. & Williams, P. (2001). Of color and objects: The role of color in high-level vision. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 211-215. PDF

Tanaka, J. W. (2001). The entry point of face recogntion: Evidence for face expertise. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 130, 534-543. PDF

Tanaka, J.W., Luu, P., Weisbrod, M. & Kiefer, M. (1999). Tracking the time course of object categorization using event-related potentials. NeuroReport,10, 829-835. PDF

Tanaka, J.W., Giles, M., Kremen, S. & Simon, V. (1998). Mapping attractor fields in face space: The atypicality bias in face recognition. Cognition, 68 199-220. PDF

Tanaka, J.W., Kay, J.B., Grinnell,E., Stansfield, B., & Szechter, L. (1998). Face recognition in young children: When the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Visual Cognition, 5, 479-496. PDF

Tanaka, J.W. & Gauthier, I. (1997). Expertise in object and face recognition. In Psychology of Learning and Motivation Series, Special Volume: Perceptual Mechanisms of Learning (eds. Goldstone, Medin & Schyns), Vol. 36, pp. 83-125. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Tanaka, J.W. & Sengco, J. (1997). Features and their configuration in face recognition. Memory & Cognition, 25, 583-592. PDF

Tanaka,J.W. & Farah, M.J. (1993). Parts and wholes in face recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 46A, 225-245. PDF

Tanaka,J.W. & Taylor. (1991). Object categories and expertise: Is the basic level in the eye of the beholder? Cognitiive Psychology, 23, 457-482. PDF



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