Prosopagnosia refers mental impairments that result in the selective inability to recognize faces. Prosopagnosia research in the Beyond Categories lab is focused on addressing whether these impairments are specific to faces. Our research specifies the core cognitive deficit in face recognition, and then investigates whether that deficit is present on non-face object recognition. Ultimately, this approach to investigating face recognition impairments not only has potential to explain a broader range of deficits with a common mechanism, but also helps us understand the different ways that face recognition can break down, thereby suggesting tailored approaches to rehabilitation.
Bukach, C. M., Gauthier, I., Tarr, M. J., Kadlec, H., *Barth, S., *Ryan, E., *Turpin, J., & Bub, D. N. (2012). Does acquisition of Greeble expertise in prosopagnosia rule out a domain-general deficit? Neuropsychologia, 50, 289-304. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.11.02
Bukach, C. M., LeGrand, R., Kaiser, M., Bub, D. N., & Tanaka, J. W. (2008). Preservation of mouth region processing in two cases of prosopagnosia. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 227-244.
*Denotes student co-authored publications
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