Face Perception : Human Behavior, Personality, And Characteristics

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Are faces special in relation to prosopagnosia facial disorder
Faces are very crucial in terms of social interactions and are an important perceptual skill. They provide information about people’s identity, personality, and characteristics. Given its importance, facial processing has also become one of the most eminent areas of research in cognitive science, this has helped advancing an enormous number of neuropsychological, neuroimaging studies as well as behaviour to assist people’s understanding of the developmental, cognitive, and neural based of face perception. Loss of visual processes can lead to many deficits; one of the major disorders is prosopagnosia. Correlations between disorders of visual recognition of object and face recognition are currently being investigated with a variety of research method. Visual processing studies initially started during infancy experimenting on infants about their visual preference and have found infants spend longer time and attention at faces compared with other outstanding visual stimuli (Richler & Gauthier, 2014). This has set the ground for debate on face perception, such as is there an innate genetic predisposition responsible for face-like stimuli or by experience with faces? Whether faces processing differ with other objects processing, and if there is a difference between face and object process, are the processing mechanisms specific to faces, or they share certain properties? Therefore, the purpose of this article is to…
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