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Impaired holistic coding of facial expression and facial identity in congenital prosopagnosia

Palermo, Romina; Willis, Megan; Rivolta, Davide; McKone, Elinor; Wilson, C.Ellie; Calder, Andrew

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We test 12 individuals with congenital prosopagnosia (CP), who replicate a common pattern of showing severe difficulty in recognising facial identity in conjunction with normal recognition of facial expressions (both basic and 'social'). Strength of holistic processing was examined using standard expression composite and identity composite tasks. Compared to age- and sex-matched controls, group analyses demonstrated that CPs showed weaker holistic processing, for both expression and identity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18083
Source: Neuropsychologia
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.02.021

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