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Description: Demo video of the Familiar-Unfamiliar Face Categorization Task: Participants performed a familiar vs. unfamiliar face categorization task by categorizing dynamically updating sequences of either familiar or unfamiliar face images in two recording sessions. Image sequences were presented in rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) fashion at a frame rate of 60 Hz frames per second (i.e.,16.67 ms per frame without gaps). Each trial consisted of a single sequence of up to 1.2 seconds (until response) with a series of images from the same stimulus (i.e., selection from either familiar or unfamiliar face categories) at one of the four possible phase coherence levels. We instructed participants to fixate at the center of the monitor and respond as accurately and quickly as possible by pressing one of two keyboard keys (left and right arrow keys) to identify the image as familiar or unfamiliar using the right index and middle fingers, respectively (the response key counterbalanced). As soon as a response was given, the RSVP sequence stopped, followed by an inter-trial interval of 1–1.2 s (random with uniform distribution). The maximum time for the RSVP sequence was 1.2 secs. If participants failed to respond within the 1.2 secs period, the trial was marked as a no-choice trial and was excluded from further analysis. The following demo presents 10 sample trials from the experiment with 7 responded trials and 3 no-choice trials (trials 1, 2 and 7).

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