Face perception plays a fundamental and multifaceted role in social communication. We have proposed that the face perception is mediated by a distributed neural system that includes numerous brain regions, including face-selective regions in extrastriate visual cortex (the ‘core system’) and areas for other functions such as emotion, action understanding, and person knowledge (Haxby, Hoffman, & Gobbini, 2000). In this chapter, I focus on the aspects of this distributed system that are involved in recognition of familiar faces and the concomitant activation of associated person knowledge and emotion. Finally, I present an amplified version of our model that explicitly incorporates the systems for familiar face recognition and for understanding facial gestures such as expression and eye gaze.

Distributed process for retrieval of person knowledge

GOBBINI, MARIA IDA
2010

Abstract

Face perception plays a fundamental and multifaceted role in social communication. We have proposed that the face perception is mediated by a distributed neural system that includes numerous brain regions, including face-selective regions in extrastriate visual cortex (the ‘core system’) and areas for other functions such as emotion, action understanding, and person knowledge (Haxby, Hoffman, & Gobbini, 2000). In this chapter, I focus on the aspects of this distributed system that are involved in recognition of familiar faces and the concomitant activation of associated person knowledge and emotion. Finally, I present an amplified version of our model that explicitly incorporates the systems for familiar face recognition and for understanding facial gestures such as expression and eye gaze.
Social Neuroscience: Toward the underpinnings of the Social Mind
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