IMR Press / FBS / Volume 6 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/S414

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Familiar people recognition disorders: an introductory review
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1 Center for Neuropsychological Research. Catholic University of Rome, Italy
2 IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Department of Clinical and Behavioral Neurology, Rome, Italy
Academic Editor:Guido Gainotti
Front. Biosci. (Schol Ed) 2014, 6(1), 58–64; https://doi.org/10.2741/S414
Published: 1 January 2014
Abstract

The aim of this introduction is to provide a general background for the individual contributions dealing with different aspects of familiar people recognition disorders. Following are the main points considered in this survey: 1) the cognitive models proposed to explain the functional architecture of processes subsuming familiar people recognition; 2) the different roles of the right and left hemisphere in identifying people by face voice and name; 3) the anatomical structures and the cognitive processes involved in face and voice recognition; 4) the interactions that exist among the perceptual processes subsuming face and voice recognition, but not people's faces, voices and proper names; 5) the patterns of multimodal defects of familiar people recognition and their implications for current cognitive models. Finally, there is a short discussion of two models advanced to explain the role of the anterior temporal lobes in people recognition.

Keywords
Face
Voice
Recognition
Impaired Recognition
People Recognition
Interactions
Patterns
Known People
Models
Hemispheric Asymmetries
Review
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