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Semantic information can facilitate covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia

Rivolta, Davide; Schmalzl, Laura; Coltheart, Max; Palermo, Romina

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People with congenital prosopagnosia have never developed the ability to accurately recognize faces. This single case investigation systematically investigates covert and overt face recognition in C., a 69 year-old woman with congenital prosopagnosia. Specifically, we: (a) describe the first assessment of covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia using multiple tasks; (b) show that semantic information can contribute to covert recognition; and (c) provide a theoretical explanation for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22679
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
DOI: 10.1080/13803391003662710

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