Three UQ researchers have discovered what is now known as the Flashed Face Distortion Effect.

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Dr Jason M. Tangen -- The University of Queensland
Mr Sean C. Murphy -- The University of Queensland
Mr Matthew B. Thompson -- The University of Queensland

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Research paper – Tangen, J. M., Murphy, S., & Thompson, M. B. (2011). Flashed face distortion effect: Grotesque faces from relative spaces. Perception advance online publication, doi:10.1068/p6968

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