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Can generic expertise explain special processing for faces?

McKone, Elinor; Kanwisher, Nancy; Duchaine, Bradley C

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Does face recognition involve face-specific cognitive and neural processes ('domain specificity') or do faces only seem special because people have had more experience of individuating them than they have of individuating members of other homogeneous object categories ('the expertise hypothesis')? Here, we summarize new data that test these hypotheses by assessing whether classic face-selective effects - holistic processing, recognition impairments in prosopagnosia and fusiform face area...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30530
Source: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2006.11.002

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