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Human face recognition ability is specific and highly heritable
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The results establish a clear genetic basis for face recognition, opening this intensively studied and socially advantageous cognitive trait to genetic investigation and identifying a highly specific cognitive ability that is highly heritable.
Amygdala Responses to Fearful and Happy Facial Expressions under Conditions of Binocular Suppression
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The phenomenon of binocular rivalry is exploited to induce complete suppression of affective face stimuli presented to one eye to suggest that the amygdala has a limited capacity to differentiate between specific facial expressions when it must rely on information received via a subcortical route.
Feedback of pVisual Object Information to Foveal Retinotopic Cortex
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It is found that the pattern of functional magnetic resonance imaging response in human foveal retinotopic cortex contained information about objects presented in the periphery, far away from the fovea, which has not been predicted by prior theories of feedback.
Look at me, I'm smiling: Visual search for threatening and nonthreatening facial expressions
Using a visual search paradigm, this series of experiments determined whether threatening and nonthreatening facial expressions attract attention. In Experiment 1, participants were instructed to
Only some spatial patterns of fMRI response are read out in task performance
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It is shown that although the spatial pattern in both the retinotopic and lateral occipital cortex in humans contains category information, only in the LOC is the pattern stronger for correct than for incorrect trials.
Emotional expressions evoke a differential response in the fusiform face area
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The results cast doubt on the idea that the FFA is involved in expression invariant face processing, and instead indicate that emotional expressions evoke partially de-correlated signals throughout occipital and posterior temporal cortex.
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