Cognitive Systems Monographs

Prosopagnosia

When all faces look the same

Authors: Rivolta, Davide

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  • Compact yet comprehensive account of the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human face recognition
  • Introduces the general readers to the most important neuroimaging techniques used to investigate the brain
  • Describes the clinical and neural features of prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces
  • All the concepts are presented in an easy-to-understand style, making them also accessible to the general public
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This book provides readers with a simplified and comprehensive account of the cognitive and neural bases of face perception in humans. Faces are ubiquitous in our environment and we rely on them during social interactions. The human face processing system allows us to extract information about the identity, gender, age, mood, race, attractiveness and approachability of other people in about a fraction of a second, just by glancing at their faces. By introducing readers to the most relevant research on face recognition, this book seeks to answer the questions: “Why are humans so fast at recognizing faces?”, “Why are humans so efficient at recognizing faces?”, “Do faces represent a particular category for the human visual system?”, What makes face perception in humans so special?, “Can our face recognition system fail”?. This book presents the author’s findings on face perception during his research studies on both normal subjects and subjects with prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. The book describes two known forms of prosopagnosia: acquired prosopagnosia, which is the result of a brain lesion, and congenital prosopagnosia, which refers to a lifelong, developmental impairment of face recognition. Written in a comprehensive and accessible style, this book addresses both experts (cognitive scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists and computer scientists) and the general public, and aims at raising awareness for a debilitating face recognition disorder, such as prosopagnosia, which is often ignored or misdiagnosed as autism, with serious consequences for the affected persons and their families.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prosopagnosia
Book Subtitle
When all faces look the same
Authors
Series Title
Cognitive Systems Monographs
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
イーブック ISBN
978-3-642-40784-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40784-0
ハードカバー ISBN
978-3-642-40783-3
ソフトカバー ISBN
978-3-662-52393-3
Series ISSN
1867-4925
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 95
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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