02-12 Lecture Slides (Final)

farahs 1992 analysis faces objects words 1 2 35 cases

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Unformatted text preview: ize faces ¨༊  “The man who mistook his wife for a hat” (by Oliver Sacks) ¨༊  Even fail to recognize their own faces! ¨༊  Results from right hemisphere damage (sometimes bilateral damage = both sides affected) Video on Prosopagnosia: What to Look for n༆  n༆  n༆  URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwCrxomPbtY What sort of strategy does is she using when she guesses correctly some famous people’s faces? Is this reliance of strategy an example of bottom- up processing or top- down processing? Video on Prosopagnosia: What to Look for n༆  n༆  n༆  URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwCrxomPbtY What sort of strategy does is she using when she guesses correctly some famous people’s faces? Is this reliance of strategy an example of bottom- up processing or top- down processing? 10 2/12/13 Different Types of Patterns n༆  Different types of patterns ¨༊  Letters and words ¨༊  Objects ¨༊  Faces n༆  How many different subsystems are necessary to support the recognition of these different types of patterns? How Many Subsystems Are There?: Farah’s (1992) Analysis n༆  Data: Co- occurrence of pattern recognition problems in brain- damaged patients ¨༊  ¨༊  ¨༊  n༆  Faces (prosopagnosia) Objects (associative agnosia) Words (pure alexia) Logic: If they’re independent, all eight possible combinations of sparing/impairments should be observed Faces Obj...
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