Affective blindsight in the absence of input from face processing regions in occipital-temporal cortex.

@article{Striemer2017AffectiveBI,
  title={Affective blindsight in the absence of input from face processing regions in occipital-temporal cortex.},
  author={Christopher Striemer and Robert L. Whitwell and Melvyn A. Goodale},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2017}
}
Previous research suggests that the implicit recognition of emotional expressions may be carried out by pathways that bypass primary visual cortex (V1) and project to the amygdala. Some of the strongest evidence supporting this claim comes from case studies of "affective blindsight" in which patients with V1 damage can correctly guess whether an unseen face… CONTINUE READING