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The age of acquisition in its broadcast refers to the age at which a concept or skill s acquired. AoA effects have been addressed in at least three distinct literatures: the age at which skills are acquired in the nonlinguistic domains, the age at which skills are acquired in the nonlingual learner, and the age at which L2 learning begins. In the first and third literatures, researchers have attempted to understand how early versus late learning affects successful acquisition. This issue is often discussed in terms of critical period or sensitive period, of learning. In the second literature, researchers study the age at which lexical items are acquired in monolingual learners and before AoA effects on the processing of these items.
Studies that employ famous faces as their stimuli are problematic for several reasons. First there is the problem of obtaining sufficient images of individuals who can be recognised by the majority of participants, second there is the problem of standardising the faces so that they are equally good representations of the individual third, there is the problem of matching the faces in the factors that influences recognition. This last point is particularly difficult because it is not known what factors influence face recognition.
In this experiment we ill be looking at the effect of AoA in celebrities faces, all participant will be in a computer and would have to answer a questionnaire by either keying Y for yes I recognise this celebrity or keying N for no I do not recognise this celebrity. My hypothesis in this experiment is that early age of acquisition would have a faster rate of reaction whereas the late age of acquisitions would have a slower reaction time then the early AoA. This experiment will be conducted in a computer the forma of the experiment will be a questionair where a serie of celebrity faces would appear on the screen.

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