The Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Processing: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-11
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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For social primates like us, faces may be the most biologically significant stimuli we view. Faces provide information not only about identity but also mood, age, sex, and direction of overt attention. Does our ability to extract this information from faces rely on special-purpose cognitive and neural mechanisms distinct from those involved in the perception of other classes of visual stimuli? If so, how do those mechanisms work? Do these mechanisms arise from experience alone, or is there an innate predisposition to create them? How is face recognition affected by development and aging? What is the relation between face-recognition and other cognitive functions such as memory and attention and the neural substrates that mediate them? This Special Issue showcases the new findings from many investigators in this field who address these fundamental questions in studies that use a wide range of experimental techniques including brain imaging, ERPs, patient studies, and single-unit recording in monkeys.Among the investigators included in this issue are Ashbridge, Bentin, Eimer, Farah, Gauthier, Kanwisher, Logothetis, Moscovitch, Perrett, Puce, Tippett, and Tong.

Table of Contents

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Processing: An Introduction
Effect of Image Orientation and Size on Object Recognition: Responses of Single Units in the Macaque Monkey Temporal Cortex
Structural Encoding and Identification in Face Processing: ERP Evidence for Separate Mechanisms
Models of Face Recognition and Delusional Misidentification: A Critical Review
Facial Expression Recognition by People with Möbius Syndrome
Structural Encoding Precludes Recognition of Face Parts in Prosopagnosia
Attentional Modulations of Event-related Brain Potentials Sensitive to Faces
Early Commitment of Neural Substrates for Face Recognition
Logothetis Is Face Recognition Not So Unique After All?
Does Visual Subordinate-level Categorisation Engage the Functionally-defined Fusiform Face Area?
Age-related Changes in the Neural Correlates of Degraded and Non-degraded Face Processing
Localized Face-processing by the Human Prefrontal Cortex: Face-selective Intracerebral Potentials and Post-lesion Deficits
Super Face-inversion Effects for Isolated Internal or External Features, and Fractured Faces
ERPs Evoked by Viewing Facial Movements
Prosopamnesia: A Selective Impairment in Face Learning
Response Properties of the Human Fusiform Face Area
Localized Face-processing by the Human Prefrontal Cortex: Stimulation-evoked Hallucinations of Faces
Subject Index
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