1st Edition

The Face Specificity of Lifelong Prosopagnosia

ISBN 9781138360594
Published October 30, 2018 by Routledge
116 Pages

USD $155.00

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Book Description

Lifelong prosopagnosia has emerged as a key testing ground for theories of visual system organization, as well as the development and the emergence of neural specificity in the human brain. A key open issue concerns whether individuals who have lifelong prosopagnosia also experience difficulty with recognizing non-face stimuli. This volume features a thorough review of the congenital prosopagnosia literature and critical commentaries by the leading experts in the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The face specificity of lifelong prosopagnosia Tirta Susilo

1. Congenital prosopagnosia without object agnosia? A literature review Jacob Geskin and Marlene Behrmann

2. Association vs dissociation and setting appropriate criteria for object agnosia Lúcia Garrido, Bradley Duchaine and Joseph DeGutis

3. Should developmental prosopagnosia, developmental body agnosia, and developmental object agnosia be considered independent neurodevelopmental conditions? Katie L. H. Gray and Richard Cook

4. Decoupling category level and perceptual similarity in congenital prosopagnosia Alison Campbell and James W. Tanaka

5. On defining and interpreting dissociations Christian Gerlach, Cathrine Heikamp Lissau and Nanna Kirkegaard Hildebrandt

6. Commonly associated face and object recognition impairments have implications for the cognitive architecture John R. Towler and Jeremy J. Tree

7. A possible neuronal account for the behavioural heterogeneity in congenital prosopagnosia Gideon Rosenthal and Galia Avidan

8. Congenital prosopagnosia: Deficit diagnosis and beyond Adrian Nestor

9. What do associations and dissociations between face and object recognition abilities tell us about the domain-generality of face processing? Martin Eimer

10. The power of how—lessons learned from neuropsychology and face processing Meike Ramon

11. Face specificity of developmental prosopagnosia, moving beyond the debate on face specificity Beatrice de Gelder and Jan Van den Stock

12. Objects and faces, faces and objects…. Jason J. S. Barton

13. On the use of cognitive neuropsychological methods in developmental disorders Randi Starrfelt and Ro Julia Robotham

14. Prosopdysgnosia? What could it tell us about the neural organization of face and object recognition? Bruno Rossion

15. Over time, the right results will emerge Marlene Behrmann and Jacob Geskin

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Bradford Z. Mahon is based at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.