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Development of Expertise in Face Recognition

Catherine J. Mondloch, Richard Le Grand, and Daphne Maurer

in Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195309607
eISBN:
9780199865291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Newborn infants have a bias to look at faces, in particular the eye region. Whether this is due to an innate face template or is the result of more general visual preferences, this early bias ... More


Degrees of Expertise

Lisa S. Scott, James W. Tanaka, and Tim Curran

in Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195309607
eISBN:
9780199865291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Unlike general object recognition that occurs at the basic level (e.g. person; bird), faces and nonface objects of expertise tend to be recognized at the subordinate, individual level (e.g. Bob; ... More


Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Isabel Gauthier, Michael Tarr, and Daniel Bub (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195309607
eISBN:
9780199865291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

This book surveys the study of perceptual expertise in visual object recognition, introducing a variety of questions, research findings, and extant issues that have emerged from recent studies of ... More


Congenital and Acquired Prosopagnosia: Flip Sides of the Same Coin?

Marlene Behrmann, Galia Avidan, Cibu Thomas, and Kate Humphreys

in Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195309607
eISBN:
9780199865291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Both congenital prosopagnosia (CP) and acquired prosopagnosia (AP) are characterized by a deficit in recognizing faces, but the former is a failure to acquire face-processing skills in the absence of ... More


Modeling Perceptual Expertise

Thomas J. Palmeri and Garrison W. Cottrell

in Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195309607
eISBN:
9780199865291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Formalizing a verbal theory in a model forces explicit consideration about all components of the theory, allowing those theories to be rigorously evaluated and potentially falsified. The challenge in ... More


Face Processing in Autism: Insights from the Perceptual Expertise Framework

Kim M. Curby, Verena Willenbockel, James W. Tanaka, and Robert T. Schultz

in Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195309607
eISBN:
9780199865291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Although persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a range of cognitive impairments, their perceptual abilities are generally preserved, with the notable exception of face perception. This ... More


Objects of Expertise

David L. Sheinberg and Michael J. Tarr

in Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195309607
eISBN:
9780199865291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Faces are often studied separately from objects because face recognition is one of the most extreme tasks our visual system can support, and because faces provide a convenient, complex stimulus ... More


Perceptual Recognition and the Feeling of Presence

Jérôme Dokic

in Perceiving the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay is about our perceptual ability to recognize familiar persons. The question is whether and to what extent our ordinary recognition judgments rely on perceptual experience as opposed to ... More


The Development of Categorization and Facial Knowledge: Implications for the Study of Autism

Lisa C. Newell, Catherine A. Best, Holly Gastgeb, Keiran M. Rump, and Mark S. Strauss

in Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195366709
eISBN:
9780199863969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Vision

This chapter illustrates how the current field of infant and adult cognitive theories can elucidate some the mysteries of autistic symptomatology. It first reviews the prevailing cognitive theories ... More


Face recognition with and without awareness

Andrew W. Young

in The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Integration, and Dissociation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508571
eISBN:
9780191687358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508571.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

One of the most intriguing revelations from research into the ways we perceive the world and access stored information about it is the finding, repeated across a number of areas, that, in addition to ... More


Face processing and social interaction

Deborah M. Riby

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199594818
eISBN:
9780191738166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0068
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

For individuals with Williams syndrome (WS), it is highly likely that face perception does not occur in a typical manner, that the neural underpinnings of these skills do not function in a typical ... More


Development of Specialized Face Perception in Infants: An Information-Processing Perspective

Cara H. Cashon

in Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195366709
eISBN:
9780199863969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Vision

This chapter outlines recent advances in the understanding of infants' developing expertise for certain classes of faces, with an emphasis on the mechanisms that may underlie its development. First, ... More


Distributed Process for Retrieval of Person Knowledge

Maria Ida Gobbini

in Social Neuroscience: Toward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195316872
eISBN:
9780199893324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316872.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Face perception plays a fundamental and multifaceted role in social communication. It has been proposed that face perception is mediated by a distributed neural system that includes numerous brain ... More


Visual Object Recognition: Can a Single Mechanism Suffice?

Michael J. Tarr

in Perception of Faces, Objects, and Scenes: Analytic and Holistic Processes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195313659
eISBN:
9780199848058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313659.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes the evidence obtained for viewpoint-dependent recognition. A relatively simple experiment exploring whether visual recognition is based on viewpoint-dependent or ... More


Charles G. Gross

Larry R. Squire

in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380101
eISBN:
9780199864362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter presents an autobiography of Charles G. Gross. Gross and his colleagues are known for describing the properties of single neurons in inferior temporal cortex of the macaque and their ... More


Recognizing Others: Adaptive Changes to Person Recognition Throughout the Lifespan

Corrina Maguinness and Fiona N. Newell

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Person recognition underpins many other cognitive tasks, including our ability to socially interact with the world. The fundamental nature of this skill is highlighted by the fact that person ... More


What Are the Routes to Face Recognition?

James C. Bartlett, Jean H. Searcy, and Hervé Abdi

in Perception of Faces, Objects, and Scenes: Analytic and Holistic Processes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195313659
eISBN:
9780199848058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313659.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The span of configural information can be small (e.g., specifying the relationship between two adjacent components) or it might be large (e.g., specifying the relationship between nonadjacent ... More


Objects

Barbara Landau and James E. Hoffman

in Spatial Representation: From Gene to Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195385373
eISBN:
9780199979189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385373.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

People with WS display severe deficits in visual copying tasks such as block construction. This deficit is not related to problems with early visual processes such as acuity or stereoscopic vision ... More


The own-age effect in face recognition

Timothy J. Perfect and Helen C. Moon

in Measuring the Mind: Speed, control, and age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566427
eISBN:
9780191693588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566427.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Previous research on face recognition has shown an own-age effect, such that older adults are more adept at recognizing faces of their own age than younger faces, with the reverse (or a null effect) ... More


Everyday errors in face recognition

Andrew W. Young

in Face and Mind

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524205
eISBN:
9780191689161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524205.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Species, which depend heavily on social interaction, need to be able to recognize other individuals. For humans, face recognition provides a way of identifying people which is usually effective, ... More


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