Developmental prosopagnosia and super-recognition: no special role for surface reflectance processing.

@article{Russell2012DevelopmentalPA,
  title={Developmental prosopagnosia and super-recognition: no special role for surface reflectance processing.},
  author={Richard Russell and Garga Chatterjee and Ken Nakayama},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={334-40}
}
Face recognition by normal subjects depends in roughly equal proportions on shape and surface reflectance cues, while object recognition depends predominantly on shape cues. It is possible that developmental prosopagnosics are deficient not in their ability to recognize faces per se, but rather in their ability to use reflectance cues. Similarly, super-recognizers' exceptional ability with face recognition may be a result of superior surface reflectance perception and memory. We tested this… CONTINUE READING

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