Unformatted text preview: object agnosia without face agnosia. In other words, some parts of the human brain are built just for facial recognition, which suggest that facial recognition is innate. However, pieces of information suggest that facial recognition is a learned behavior. In monkey IT, face columns are intermingled with other columns (objects/shapes). Actually, prosopagnosics often show impaired recognition ability for non-face objects within a category (e.g., birds, cars, etc). After training people to recognize non-face objects, subjects show face-recognition-like performance (e.g., inversion effect)…...
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- Spring '07
- Psychology, prosopagnosia, Face perception, facial recognition