Brain Activation during Face Perception: Evidence of a Developmental Change

@article{Aylward2005BrainAD,
  title={Brain Activation during Face Perception: Evidence of a Developmental Change},
  author={Elizabeth H. Aylward and J. E. Park and Kathryn M Field and A. C. Parsons and Todd L. Richards and S. C. Cramer and Andrew N. Meltzoff},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={308-319}
}
Behavioral studies suggest that children under age 10 process faces using a piecemeal strategy based on individual distinctive facial features, whereas older children use a configural strategy based on the spatial relations among the face's features. The purpose of this study was to determine whether activation of the fusiform gyrus, which is involved in face processing in adults, is greater during face processing in older children (1214 years) than in younger children (8 10 years). Functional… CONTINUE READING
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