Dissociation of facial attractiveness and distinctiveness processing in congenital prosopagnosia

@inproceedings{Grueter2010DissociationOF,
  title={Dissociation of facial attractiveness and distinctiveness processing in congenital prosopagnosia},
  author={Thomas Grueter and Joachim Weber and Andreas Lueschow},
  year={2010}
}
According to the influential model of Bruce and Young (1986) socially relevant facial information is processed separately from facial information leading to individual face recognition. In recent years functional imaging has identified a network of distinct occipitotemporal cortex areas for the processing of these two kinds of information. Functionally it is not clear at which processing level the ‘‘social’’ and the ‘‘recognition’’ pathways diverge. The study of subjects with a profound face… CONTINUE READING

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