Holistic processing impairment can be restricted to faces in acquired prosopagnosia: evidence from the global/local Navon effect.

@article{Busigny2011HolisticPI,
  title={Holistic processing impairment can be restricted to faces in acquired prosopagnosia: evidence from the global/local Navon effect.},
  author={Thomas Busigny and Bruno Rossion},
  journal={Journal of neuropsychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 Pt 1},
  pages={1-14}
}
Previous studies have shown that acquired prosopagnosia is characterized by impairment at holistic/configural processing. However, this view is essentially supported by studies performed with patients whose face recognition difficulties are part of a more general visual (integrative) agnosia. Here, we tested the patient PS, a case of acquired prosopagnosia whose face-specific recognition difficulties have been related to the inability to process individual faces holistically (absence of… CONTINUE READING

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