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Parts and Wholes in Face Recognition
  • J. Tanaka, M. Farah
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology…
  • 1 May 1993
The hypothesis that face recognition is holistic predicts that a part of a face will be disproportionately more easily recognized in the whole face than as an isolated part, relative to recognition of the parts and wholes of other kinds of stimuli. Expand
Role of left inferior prefrontal cortex in retrieval of semantic knowledge: a reevaluation.
The findings suggest that it is selection, not retrieval, of semantic knowledge that drives activity in the left IFG, and counters the argument that the effects of selection can be attributed solely to variations in degree of semantic retrieval. Expand
What is "special" about face perception?
The authors review and compare previous proposals and their own more recent hypothesis, that faces are recognized "holistically" (i.e., using relatively less part decomposition than other types of objects), and test this hypothesis with 4 new experiments on face perception. Expand
Different underlying impairments in decision-making following ventromedial and dorsolateral frontal lobe damage in humans.
It is found that both VMF and DLF damage leads to impaired IGT performance, and the impairment of VMF subjects, but not of DLF Subjects, seems to be largely explained by an underlying reversal learning deficit. Expand
Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy
Society must respond to the growing demand for cognitive enhancement by rejecting the idea that 'enhancement' is a dirty word, argue Henry Greely and colleagues. Expand
Childhood poverty: Specific associations with neurocognitive development
Pronounced differences were found in Left perisylvian/Language and Medial temporal/Memory systems, along with significant differences in Lateral/Prefrontal/Working memory and Anterior cingulate/Cognitive control and smaller, nonsignificant differences in Occipitotemporal/Pattern vision and Parietal/Spatial cognition. Expand
Concept development.
Neurocognitive correlates of socioeconomic status in kindergarten children.
Relations among language, executive function, SES and specific aspects of early childhood experience were explored, revealing intercorrelations and a seemingly predominant role of individual differences in language ability involved in SES associations with executive function. Expand
Visual Agnosia: Disorders of Object Recognition and What They Tell Us about Normal Vision
"Visual Agnosia "is a comprehensive and up-to-date review of disorders of higher vision that relates these disorders to current conceptions of higher vision from cognitive science, illuminating bothExpand
A computational model of semantic memory impairment: modality specificity and emergent category specificity.
It is demonstrated how a modality-specific semantic memory system can account for category-specific impairments after brain damage and accounts naturally for a finding that had appeared problematic for a modalities-specific architecture. Expand