Per Olav Folgerø
Prototypes and Recognition of Self in Depictions of Christ
Carla Sophie Lembke | Per Olav Folgerø | Alf Edgar Andresen | Christer Johansson
Proceedings of LREC2020 Workshop "People in language, vision and the mind" (ONION2020)
We present a study on prototype effects. We designed an experiment investigating the effect of adapting a prototypical image towards more human, male or female, prototypes, and additionally investigating the effect of self-recognition in a manipulated image. Results show that decisions are affected by prototypicality, but we find less evidence that self-recognition further enhances perceptions of attractiveness. This study has implications for the psychological perception of faces, and may contribute to the study of Christian imagery.