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Compensatory strategies in processing facial emotions: evidence from prosopagnosia.

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We report data on the processing of facial emotion in a prosopagnosic patient (H.J.A.). H.J.A. was relatively accurate at discriminating happy from angry upright faces, but he performed at chance when the faces were inverted. Furthermore, with upright faces there was no configural interference effect on emotion judgements, when face parts expressing different emotions were aligned to express a new emergent emotion. We propose that H.J.A.'s emotion judgements relied on local rather than on con...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Neuropsychologia More from this journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
8
Pages:
1361-1369
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
Language:
English
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pubs:311655
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uuid:faa1c690-e875-43e4-a60b-a3086a62ee49
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311655
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2013-11-16

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