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J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2010 Nov;32(9):1002-16. doi: 10.1080/13803391003662710. Epub 2010 Apr 30.

Semantic information can facilitate covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia.

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Macquarie University-MACCS, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. drivolta@maccs.mq.edu.au

Abstract

People with congenital prosopagnosia have never developed the ability to accurately recognize faces. This single case investigation systematically investigates covert and overt face recognition in "C.," a 69 year-old woman with congenital prosopagnosia. Specifically, we: (a) describe the first assessment of covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia using multiple tasks; (b) show that semantic information can contribute to covert recognition; and (c) provide a theoretical explanation for the mechanisms underlying covert face recognition.

PMID:
20437285
DOI:
10.1080/13803391003662710
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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