Self-face processing in a callosotomy patient.

@article{Keenan2003SelffacePI,
  title={Self-face processing in a callosotomy patient.},
  author={Julian P. Keenan and Mark A. Wheeler and Steven M. Platek and Gina Lardi and Maryse Lassonde},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={2391-5}
}
Self-face recognition is reserved for humans, apes and possibly dolphins and is thought to be a marker of self-awareness. Previous data have indicated that self-face recognition may be mediated via frontal right hemisphere circuits within the brain. Testing patient M.L., who underwent a total callosotomy, we found that when searching for the self-face in a series of morphs (composite facial images made up of his own and a famous face in inversely varying percentages) the patient made (i) more… CONTINUE READING

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