3 important factors in face recognition
(Face inversion effect - can't recognise configurally abnormal)
2. Within-category discrimination
Fine-grained discrimination due to semantic similarity
Even tiny changes make recognition difficult
A part of the temporal lobe that is activated most when looking at faces.
Right hemisphere lesion but still functioning FG - damaged occipital lobe meant information couldn't reach FG, so no face recognition (Wilkinson, 2009)
Poor or complete loss of facial recognition, usually following brain damage by stroke. Still able to recognise objects.
Dog breeders - face inversion effects with breeds (Diamond & Carey, 1986)
Can activate fusiform gyrus by gaining expertise in novel images (Gauthier et al., 1999)
Can't use Prosopagnosia as proof - could be a processing impairment, and sometimes impairs object rceognition.
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