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Current theoretical models of face perception postulate separate routes for processing information needed in the recognition of a familiar face, for matching photographs of unfamiliar faces and for the analysis of facial expressions. The present study investigated this claim in a group of ex-servicemen who had sustained unilateral brain injuries affecting(More)
This study extended our recently reported evidence of a left hemisphere (LH) contribution to spatial processing on standard visuospatial tasks. The present investigation compared performance on these standard tasks with that on 'purer' experimental tasks. Two tasks of line orientation, two of shape rotation and a shape matching task were administered to 50(More)
A simple quantitative test is described for measuring the duration of post-traumatic amnesia. It was used in a study of 336 patients with closed head injury; and the results matched closely the independent estimates of experienced neurosurgeons. A systematic procedure of this kind is clinically useful in its sensitivity to fluctuations or deterioration in(More)
Experiments were designed to examine the imagery abilities of an agnosic patient, M.S., who has consistently shown more severe deficits in recognizing visually, and in retrieving knowledge of living as compared with non-living items. Judgements of visual similarity were required for named objects and for object-pictures, as well as for the factual(More)
Prosopagnosic patients suffer an inability to recognize familiar people by visual inspection of their faces. Despite the absence of overt recognition, though, some prosopagnosic patients continue to process the identities of familiar faces covertly. A longstanding controversy concerns whether the recognition deficit in prosopagnosia is specific for faces,(More)
A taxonomy of error--regarding the visual, grapheme-phoneme, and semantic aspects of reading--is proposed; and it is related to data from developmental studies. A preliminary analysis of recovery curves, based on the performance of two patients in tests of word-reading and object-naming, is also presented. Finally, the problem of extrapolating from test(More)
A double dissociation of visual and spatial performance is reported in two men with chronic focal missile injuries of the right cerebral hemisphere. The clinical, neuropsychological and post-mortem anatomical data are considered in relation to evidence from physiological research of two major cortico-cortical pathways for object-recognition and spatial(More)
Since sustaining a severe closed head injury P.H. has been completely unable to recognise familiar faces, but remains able to identify written names. Despite his inability to recognise faces overtly, P.H. nevertheless shows a normal pattern of interference from simultaneously presented distractor faces in a politician vs nonpolitician name classification(More)