Holistic processing of the mouth but not the eyes in developmental prosopagnosia.

@article{DeGutis2012HolisticPO,
  title={Holistic processing of the mouth but not the eyes in developmental prosopagnosia.},
  author={Joseph M. DeGutis and Sarah Cohan and Rogelio J. Mercado and Jeremy Wilmer and Ken Nakayama},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 5-6},
  pages={419-46}
}
Because holistic processing is a hallmark of normal face recognition, we ask whether such processing is reduced in developmental prosopagnosia (DP), and, if so, what the sources are of this deficit. Existing literature provides a mixed picture, with face inversion effects showing consistent holistic processing deficits but unable to locate their source and with some composite face studies showing reduced holistic processing and some not. We addressed this issue more thoroughly with a very large… CONTINUE READING