Semantic information can facilitate covert face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia

Davide Rivolta*, Laura Schmalzl, Max Coltheart, Romina Palermo

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1002-1016
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
    Volume32
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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