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Neural Bases of Facial Recognition

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is neural bases of facial recognition.


Six Superlative Sources

· Diamond, R. and Carey, S. (1986). Why faces are and are not special: An effect of expertise. J. Exp. Psychol.: General., 115, 107-117.

· Bülthoff, H. H., Edelman, S., Y, and Tarr, M. J. (1995). How are three-dimensional objects represented in the brain? Cerebral Cortex, 5(3), 247-250.

· Farah, M. J. (1990). Visual Agnosia: Disorders of object recognition and what they tell us about normal vision. The MIT Press.

· Gauthier, I., Skudlarski, P., Gore, J.C., and Anderson, A.W. (2000). Expertise for cars and birds recruits brain areas involved in face recognition. Nature Neuroscience, 3(2): 191-197.

· Gauthier, I., Behrmann, M., and Tarr, M. J. (1999). Can face recognition really be dissociated from object recognition? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 11, 349-370.

· Farah, M. J., Wilson, K. D., Drain, H. M. and Tanaka, J. W. (1998). What is "special" about face perception? Psychological Review, 105(3), 482-498.

Other Excellent Sources

· Kanwisher N, McDermott J, Chun MM J Neurosci (1997) The fusiform face area: a module in human extrastriate cortex specialized for face perception. Jun 1;17(11):4302-11.

· Hoffman EA, Haxby JV. (2000). Distinct representations of eye gaze and identity in the distributed human neural system for face perception. Nat Neurosci. Jan;3(1):80-4.

· Sergent J, Ohta S, MacDonald B. (1992). Functional neuroanatomy of face and object processing. A positron emission tomography study. Brain. Feb;115 1:15-36.

· Gauthier, I., and Tarr, M. J. (1997). Becoming a "Greeble" expert: Exploring mechanisms for face recognition. Vision Research, 37(12), 1673-1682.

· Moscovitch, M., Winocur, G. and Behrmann, M. (1997). What is special in face recognition? Nineteen experiments on a person with visual object agnosia and dyslexia but normal face recognition.J. Cogn. Neurosci. 9, 555-604.

· Morton, J. and Johnson, M. H. (1991). Conspec and conlern: A two-process theory of infant face recognition. Psychological Review, 98(2), 555-604.

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