The Neuropsychology of Face Perception and Facial Expression

The Neuropsychology of Face Perception and Facial Expression

Author: Raymond Bruyer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317768043

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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This book is the first to offer an overview of the increasingly studied field of face perception. Experimental and pathological dissociation methods are used to understand both the precise cognitive mechanisms and the cerebral functions involved in face perception. Three main areas of investigation are discussed: face processing after brain damage; lateral differences for face processing in normals; neuropsychological studies on facial expressions.

Facial Expression Recognition

Facial Expression Recognition

Author: Andy Young

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1138884715

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts themselves present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major practical theoretical contributions. Andy Young has an international reputation as an eminent scholar and pioneer in the field of face perception. This selection brings together some of his best work over the last thirty years. A specially written introduction gives an overview of his career and contextualises the selection in relation to changes in the field during this time. The first section on 'Theoretical Perspectives' will explain the background to research on facial expression and the types of question that have been addressed. These include the relation between perception of facial identity and expression, how expressions are perceptually represented, and multimodal contributions to interpreting other people's emotions. The second section 'Experimental Approaches' will explain the key techniques and tests of important theoretical questions.The next part will give examples of selective impairments affecting fear or disgust recognition from face and voice, and cases with more general problems in recognising emotion. These offer important evidence for the resolution of theoretical questions raised in Part 1. The fourth section looks at a combination of functional brain imaging and experimental methods to investigate the neural representation of facial expression. Finally, the last part will take methods from the other parts of the book and apply them to investigating some of the factors that may underlie different types of clinical or everyday problem and bringing out potential implications for treatment. The book enables the reader to trace developments in facial expression recognition over the last thirty years. It will appeal to anyone with interests in these areas as well as being an invaluable resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in face perception or visual cognition.

Oxford Handbook of Face Perception

Oxford Handbook of Face Perception

Author: Gillian Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199559053

Category: Philosophy

Page: 933

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In the past 30 years, face perception has become an area of major interest within psychology. This is the most comprehensive and commanding review of the field ever published.

Face Perception

Face Perception

Author: Vicki Bruce

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135845797

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Human faces are unique biological structures that convey a complex variety of important social messages. Even strangers can tell things from our faces – our feelings, our locus of attention, something of what we are saying, our age, sex and ethnic group, whether they find us attractive. In recent years there has been genuine progress in understanding how our brains derive all these different messages from faces and what can happen when one or other of the structures involved is damaged. Face Perception provides an up-to-date, integrative summary by two authors who have helped develop and shape the field over the past 30 years. It encompasses topics as diverse as the visual information our brains can exploit when we look at faces, whether prejudicial attitudes can affect how we see faces, and how people with neurodevelopmental disorders see faces. The material is digested and summarised in a way that is accessible to students, within a structure that focuses on the different things we can do with faces. It offers a compelling synthesis of behavioural, neuropsychological and cognitive neuroscience approaches to develop a distinctive point of view of the area. The book concludes by reviewing what is known about the development of face processing and re-examines the question of what makes faces ‘special’. Written in a clear and accessible style, this is invaluable reading for all students and researchers interested in studying face perception and social cognition.

Face Recognition

Face Recognition

Author: Katherine B. Leeland

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1604564660

Category: Psychology

Page: 157

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Face perception is the process by which the brain and mind understand and interpret the face, particularly the human face. The face is an important site for the identification of others and conveys significant social information. Probably because of the importance of its role in social interaction, psychological processes involved in face perception are known to be present from birth, to be complex, and to involve large and widely distributed areas in the brain. These parts of the brain can be damaged to cause a specific impairment in understanding faces known as prosopagnosia. This book presents the latest research in the field.

Handbook of Research on Face Processing

Handbook of Research on Face Processing

Author: A.W. Young

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483290652

Category: Computers

Page: 620

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The high degree of scientific interest in face processing is readily understandable, since people's faces provide such a wealth of social information. Moreover, investigations have produced evidence of highly precocious face processing abilities in infants, and of neural mechanisms in adults that seem to be differentially involved in face perception. Such findings demonstrate that, as one might expect, the psychological importance of the face has clear biological underpinnings. There are also urgent practical reasons for wanting to understand face processing. The most extensively investigated of these involve forensic issues. Other applications include the development of automated recognition systems for security and other purposes, and understanding and rehabilitating disorders and impairments linked to brain injuries and psychiatric conditions. Current studies of face processing are grouped in the volume into eleven topic areas. For each area, the editors approached an acknowledged authority and commissioned a review chapter summarising the findings that have been made. These chapters were then circulated to other experts who were asked to write brief commentaries that developed theoretical or empirical points of importance to each area. In this way, a balanced coverage of each topic is achieved. The book begins with a section examining the evidence suggesting that there may be something `special' about face processing. This is followed by consideration of the face as a visual pattern. Then there are four sections dealing with major uses of facial information, followed by sections discussing the development of face processing abilities and the neural mechanisms involved. The last three sections of the book deal with topics for which there are important practical applications for the studies reported.

Face Recognition

Face Recognition

Author: Sam S. Rakover

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027251517

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

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Annotation In 1997, Rakover (U. of Haifa) and Cahlon (Oakland U, Michigan) won an award from the Minister of Internal Security of the State of Israel for developing the Catch model for face recognition. Since then they have proposed the law of Face Recognition by Similarity. Here they describe the computer and mathematical research they have conducted and some of their results. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Handbook Of Clinical And Experimental Neuropsychology

Handbook Of Clinical And Experimental Neuropsychology

Author: Gianfranco Denes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317735014

Category: Psychology

Page: 1762

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The domain of neuroscience has had one of the most explosive growths in recent decades: within this development there has been a remarkable and renewed interest in the study of the relations between behaviour and the central nervous system. Part of this new attention is connected with the contribution of new technologies (PET, fMRI) permitting more precise mapping of neural structures responsible for cognitive functions and the development of new theoretical models of mental activities. The diffusion of new pathologies (for example the pattern of cognitive impairment associated with AIDS) has further enlarged the field of clinical neuropsychology. Finally there has been an expanding clinical interest in the understanding and management of age-related cognitive changes. This volume is the translated and updated version of the second edition of Manuale di Neuropsicologia (Zanichelli, 1996), by the same authors, and it reflects the current status of the art. It is intended to blend clinical and theoretical aspects of neuropsychology. The first part discusses the instrumental and clinical methods of investigation in neuropsychology, together with their development. A long section is dedicated to the language and memory disorders. The impairment of non-verbal cognitve functions, such as the disorders of space orientation, of of visuo-perceptive abilities, and of the emotions and attention, are extensively discussed. The pattern of degenerative dementias is thorougly described, as e is thoroughly described, as well as a number of new topics, such as a neuropsychological approach to consciousness. Finally, perspectives for treatment of some cognitive disorders are outlined.

Handbook of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Handbook of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Author: Brenda Rapp

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317710240

Category: Psychology

Page: 669

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This volume reviews the full range of cognitive domains that have benefited from the study of deficits. Chapters covered include language, memory, object recognition, action, attention, consciousness and temporal cognition.

Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Face Recognition

Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Face Recognition

Author: Tim Valentine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315516998

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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How can computers recognize faces? Why are caricatures of famous faces so easily recognized? Originally published in 1995, much of the previous research on face recognition had been phenomena driven. Recent empirical work together with the application of computational, mathematical and statistical techniques have provided new ways of conceptualizing the information available in faces. These advances have led researchers to suggest that many phenomena can be explained by the structure of the information available in the population(s) of faces. This broad approach has drawn together a number of apparently disparate phenomena with a common theoretical basis, including cross-race recognition; the distinctiveness of faces; the production and recognition of caricatures; and the determinants of facial attractiveness. This title provides a state of the art review of the field at the time in which the authors use a wide variety of approaches. What is common to all is that the authors base the accounts of the phenomena they study or their model of face recognition on the statistics of the information available in the population of faces. On publication this title was a comprehensive, up-to-date review of an important area of research in face recognition written by active researchers. It includes contributions from mathematics, computer science and neural network theory as well as psychology. It is aimed at research workers and postgraduate students and will be of interest to cognitive psychologists and computer scientists interested in face recognition. It will also be of interest to those working on neural network models of visual recognition, perceptual development, expertise in visual cognition as well as facial attractiveness and caricature.

Developments in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Developments in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Author: John R. Crawford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475799965

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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The chapters published in this volume developed from presentations, and their associated discussions at a conference organised by the Scottish Branch of the British Psychological Society, held at Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland in September 1987. The goal of the conference was to bring together workers across a wide area of neuropsychological research to discuss recent technological advances, developments in assessment and rehabilitation, and to address theoretical issues of current interest. Thus, the chapters in this book include contributions on the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography in neuropsychological research, studies of hemi spheric specialisation and cooperation, alcoholic and Alzheimer type dementia, prosopagnosia and facial processing, the assessment, management and rehabilitation of memory problems, the assessment of premorbid intellectual status and issues in developmental neuropsychology. Many of those engaged in research and clinical practice in neuropsychology encounter a range of topic at least as wide as this in their professional lives. The opportunity for researchers and clinicians to discuss some of the key issues in the field was invaluable and we hope that readers gain as much from the material presented here as the participants did from the meeting itself.

Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology

Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429860461

Category: Psychology

Page: 4605

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Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviour, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other. Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology (12 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1981 and 1993, covering a variety of areas within neuropsychology, a relatively new discipline at the time, as it firmly established itself within the field of psychology. It includes contributions from well-respected academics, many still active in neuropsychology today.