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The role of the 'face-cell' area in the discrimination and recognition of faces by monkeys.

Abstract:

Cortical neurons that are selectively sensitive to faces, parts of faces and particular facial expressions are concentrated in the banks and floor of the superior temporal sulcus in macaque monkeys. Their existence has prompted suggestions that it is damage to such a region in the human brain that leads to prosopagnosia: the inability to recognize faces or to discriminate between faces. This was tested by removing the face-cell area in a group of monkeys. The animals learned to discriminate b...

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10.1098/rstb.1992.0004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
335
Issue:
1273
Pages:
31-37
Publication date:
1992-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:1c71676b-56cf-4408-81b5-42ce81d3be58
Source identifiers:
24918
Local pid:
pubs:24918

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