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Face recognition impairments despite normal holistic processing and face space coding: Evidence from a case of developmental prosopagnosia

Susilo, Bagus (Tirta); McKone, Elinor; Dennett, Hugh; Darke, Hayley; Palermo, Romina; Hall, Ashleigh; Pidcock, Madeleine; Dawel, Amy; Jeffery, Linda; Wilson, C.Ellie; Rhodes, Gillian


Holistic processing and face space coding are widely considered primary perceptual mechanisms behind good face recognition. Here, however, we present the case of S.P., a developmental prosopagnosic who demonstrated severe impairments in face memory and face perception, yet showed normal holistic processing and face space coding. Across three composite experiments, S.P. showed normalstrength holistic processing for upright faces and no composite effect for inverted faces. Across five aftereffect...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Cognitive Neuropsychology
DOI: 10.1080/02643294.2011.613372


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