Sensitivity to eye gaze in prosopagnosic patients and monkeys with superior temporal sulcus ablation.

@article{Campbell1990SensitivityTE,
  title={Sensitivity to eye gaze in prosopagnosic patients and monkeys with superior temporal sulcus ablation.},
  author={Robert S. D. Campbell and Charles A. Heywood and Alan Cowey and M. Regard and Theodor Landis},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1990},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1123-42}
}
Accuracy at perceiving frontal eye gaze was studied in monkeys and human subjects using a forced-choice detection task on paired photographs of a single human face. Monkeys learned the task readily, but after bilateral removal of the banks and floor of the superior temporal sulcus (STS) they failed to perform the task efficiently. This result is consistent with the conclusion, based on recordings from single cells in awake, behaving monkeys [Perret et al., Physiological Aspects of Clinical… CONTINUE READING