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Sameen Haque, Michael S Vaphiades, Christian J Lueck
BACKGROUND: There are many disorders of higher visual processing that result from damage to specific areas of the cerebral cortex that have a specific role in processing certain aspects (modalities) of vision. These can be grouped into those that affect the ventral, or "what?", pathway (e.g., object agnosia, cerebral achromatopsia, prosopagnosia, topographagnosia, and pure alexia), and those that affect the dorsal, or "where?", pathway (e.g., akinetopsia, simultanagnosia, and optic ataxia)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932205/face-and-word-recognition-can-be-selectively-affected-by-brain-injury-or-developmental-disorders
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REVIEW
Ro J Robotham, Randi Starrfelt
Face and word recognition have traditionally been thought to rely on highly specialised and relatively independent cognitive processes. Some of the strongest evidence for this has come from patients with seemingly category-specific visual perceptual deficits such as pure prosopagnosia, a selective face recognition deficit, and pure alexia, a selective word recognition deficit. Together, the patterns of impaired reading with preserved face recognition and impaired face recognition with preserved reading constitute a double dissociation...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906173/diagnosing-prosopagnosia-in-east-asian-individuals-norms-for-the-cambridge-face-memory-test-chinese
#3
Elinor McKone, Lulu Wan, Rachel Robbins, Kate Crookes, Jia Liu
The Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT) is widely accepted as providing a valid and reliable tool in diagnosing prosopagnosia (inability to recognize people's faces). Previously, large-sample norms have been available only for Caucasian-face versions, suitable for diagnosis in Caucasian observers. These are invalid for observers of different races due to potentially severe other-race effects. Here, we provide large-sample norms (N = 306) for East Asian observers on an Asian-face version (CFMT-Chinese). We also demonstrate methodological suitability of the CFMT-Chinese for prosopagnosia diagnosis (high internal reliability, approximately normal distribution, norm-score range sufficiently far above chance)...
September 14, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888893/face-working-memory-deficits-in-developmental-prosopagnosia-tests-of-encoding-limits-and-updating-processes
#4
Margaret C Jackson, Paul Counter, Jeremy J Tree
Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is a condition in which individuals experience life-long problems recognising faces. In recent years, unpacking the nature of the impairments of this population has been the focus of numerous studies. One focus has been on the nature of face-based memory impairments for such individuals, with the onus being mainly on long-term memory deficits. Far fewer have considered the nature of face-based working memory (WM) impairments for DP cases, and the current study seeks to address this...
September 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843416/visual-agnosia-and-focal-brain-injury
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REVIEW
O Martinaud
Visual agnosia encompasses all disorders of visual recognition within a selective visual modality not due to an impairment of elementary visual processing or other cognitive deficit. Based on a sequential dichotomy between the perceptual and memory systems, two different categories of visual object agnosia are usually considered: 'apperceptive agnosia' and 'associative agnosia'. Impaired visual recognition within a single category of stimuli is also reported in: (i) visual object agnosia of the ventral pathway, such as prosopagnosia (for faces), pure alexia (for words), or topographagnosia (for landmarks); (ii) visual spatial agnosia of the dorsal pathway, such as cerebral akinetopsia (for movement), or orientation agnosia (for the placement of objects in space)...
August 23, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825896/altered-topology-of-neural-circuits-in-congenital-prosopagnosia
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Gideon Rosenthal, Michal Tanzer, Erez Simony, Uri Hasson, Marlene Behrmann, Galia Avidan
Using a novel, fMRI-based inter-subject functional correlation (ISFC) approach, which isolates stimulus-locked inter-regional correlation patterns, we compared the cortical topology of the neural circuit for face processing in participants with an impairment in face recognition, congenital prosopagnosia (CP), and matched controls. Whereas the anterior temporal lobe served as the major network hub for face processing in controls, this was not the case for the CPs. Instead, this group evinced hyper-connectivity in posterior regions of the visual cortex, mostly associated with the lateral occipital and the inferior temporal cortices...
August 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774225/the-anterior-temporal-lobes-new-frontiers-opened-to-neuropsychological-research-by-changes-in-health-care-and-disease-epidemiology
#7
Guido Gainotti
Changes in health care and disease epidemiology have shifted the attention of neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists from vascular lesions to degenerative diseases or other bilateral brain lesions. This displacement of attention from vascular patients to patients with degenerative brain diseases allowed the discovery of hitherto unexplored and unheralded aspects of the neural substrates of human cognition. Three aspects of research on the anterior parts of the temporal lobes (ATLs) are the focus of the present review...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764909/a-novel-psen1-s230n-mutation-causing-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-with-prosopagnosia-hoarding-and-parkinsonism
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John M Ringman, Maria Casado, Victoria Van Berlo, Judy Pa, Nelly Joseph-Mathurin, Anne M Fagan, Tammie Benzinger, Randall J Bateman, John C Morris
We describe clinical and biomarker findings in an index patient with the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) symptoms at age 57 and a family history consistent with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. She had the atypical early features of visual agnosia and prosopagnosia followed by hoarding behavior and Parkinsonism. Structural MRI revealed global atrophy that was most severe in the lateral temporal lobes and insular cortex bilaterally. CSF biomarker assessment showed Aβ42, p-tau181, and total tau levels consistent with AD...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697903/implicit-self-other-discrimination-affects-the-interplay-between-multisensory-affordances-of-mental-representations-of-faces
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David Zeugin, Norhan Arfa, Michael Notter, Micah M Murray, Silvio Ionta
Face recognition is an apparently straightforward but, in fact, complex ability, encompassing the activation of at least visual and somatosensory representations. Understanding how identity shapes the interplay between these face-related affordances could clarify the mechanisms of self-other discrimination. To this aim, we exploited the so-called "face inversion effect" (FIE), a specific bias in the mental rotation of face images (of other people): with respect to inanimate objects, face images require longer time to be mentally rotated from the upside-down...
July 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648569/impaired-processing-of-facial-happiness-with-or-without-awareness-in-developmental-prosopagnosia
#10
Edwin J Burns, Joel Martin, Alice H D Chan, Hong Xu
Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is associated with severe, lifelong deficits in face recognition, with such cases often cited as support for a dissociation between the processing of facial identity and emotion. Here we examine the evidence against this dissociation and propose that the processing of facial happiness, either with or without awareness, is actually integrated within the same neural network involved in facial identity recognition. We also test this hypothesis on a group of DP cases and neurotypical controls (NT) by adapting them to expressionless neutral faces, intact happy faces and hybrid faces...
July 28, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638998/italian-normative-data-and-validation-of-two-neuropsychological-tests-of-face-recognition-benton-facial-recognition-test-and-cambridge-face-memory-test
#11
Andrea Albonico, Manuela Malaspina, Roberta Daini
The Benton Facial Recognition Test (BFRT) and Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT) are two of the most common tests used to assess face discrimination and recognition abilities and to identify individuals with prosopagnosia. However, recent studies highlighted that participant-stimulus match ethnicity, as much as gender, has to be taken into account in interpreting results from these tests. Here, in order to obtain more appropriate normative data for an Italian sample, the CFMT and BFRT were administered to a large cohort of young adults...
June 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618296/impaired-body-perception-in-developmental-prosopagnosia
#12
Federica Biotti, Katie L H Gray, Richard Cook
Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder associated with difficulties recognising and discriminating faces. In some cases, the perceptual deficits seen in DP appear to be face-specific. However, DP is known to be a heterogeneous condition, and many cases undoubtedly exhibit impaired perception of other complex objects. There are several well-documented parallels between body and face perception; for example, faces and bodies are both thought to recruit holistic analysis and engage similar regions of visual cortex...
August 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617825/concurrent-development-of-facial-identity-and-expression-discrimination
#13
Kirsten A Dalrymple, Matteo Visconti di Oleggio Castello, Jed T Elison, M Ida Gobbini
Facial identity and facial expression processing both appear to follow a protracted developmental trajectory, yet these trajectories have been studied independently and have not been directly compared. Here we investigated whether these processes develop at the same or different rates using matched identity and expression discrimination tasks. The Identity task begins with a target face that is a morph between two identities (Identity A/Identity B). After a brief delay, the target face is replaced by two choice faces: 100% Identity A and 100% Identity B...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513322/people-with-and-without-prosopagnosia-have-insight-into-their-face-recognition-ability
#14
Lucy Anne Livingston, Punit Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490791/intact-word-processing-in-developmental-prosopagnosia
#15
Edwin J Burns, Rachel J Bennetts, Sarah Bate, Victoria C Wright, Christoph T Weidemann, Jeremy J Tree
A wealth of evidence from behavioural, neuropsychological and neuroimaging research supports the view that face recognition is reliant upon a domain-specific network that does not process words. In contrast, the recent many-to-many model of visual recognition posits that brain areas involved in word and face recognition are functionally integrated. Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is characterised by severe deficits in the recognition of faces, which the many-to-many model predicts should negatively affect word recognition...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459990/mapping-the-impairment-in-decoding-static-facial-expressions-of-emotion-in-prosopagnosia
#16
Daniel Fiset, Caroline Blais, Jessica Royer, Anne-Raphaëlle Richoz, Gabrielle Dugas, Roberto Caldara
Acquired prosopagnosia is characterized by a deficit in face recognition due to diverse brain lesions, but interestingly most prosopagnosic patients suffering from posterior lesions use the mouth instead of the eyes for face identification. Whether this bias is present for the recognition of facial expressions of emotion has not yet been addressed. We tested PS, a pure case of acquired prosopagnosia with bilateral occipitotemporal lesions anatomically sparing the regions dedicated for facial expression recognition...
August 1, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405380/robust-associations-between-the-20-item-prosopagnosia-index-and-the-cambridge-face-memory-test-in-the-general-population
#17
Katie L H Gray, Geoffrey Bird, Richard Cook
Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is a neurodevelopmental condition, characterized by lifelong face recognition deficits. Leading research groups diagnose the condition using complementary computer-based tasks and self-report measures. In an attempt to standardize the reporting of self-report evidence, we recently developed the 20-item prosopagnosia index (PI20), a short questionnaire measure of prosopagnosic traits suitable for screening adult samples for DP. Strong correlations between scores on the PI20 and performance on the Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT) appeared to confirm that individuals possess sufficient insight into their face recognition ability to complete a self-report measure of prosopagnosic traits...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400326/developmental-visual-perception-deficits-with-no-indications-of-prosopagnosia-in-a-child-with-abnormal-eye-movements
#18
Sharon Gilaie-Dotan, Ravid Doron
Visual categories are associated with eccentricity biases in high-order visual cortex: Faces and reading with foveally-biased regions, while common objects and space with mid- and peripherally-biased regions. As face perception and reading are among the most challenging human visual skills, and are often regarded as the peak achievements of a distributed neural network supporting common objects perception, it is unclear why objects, which also rely on foveal vision to be processed, are associated with mid-peripheral rather than with a foveal bias...
April 9, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368140/what-do-eye-movements-tell-us-about-the-visual-perception-of-individuals-with-congenital-prosopagnosia
#19
Manuela Malaspina, Andrea Albonico, Carlo Toneatto, Roberta Daini
OBJECTIVE: The lack of inversion effect for face recognition in congenital prosopagnosia (CP) is consistent with the hypothesis of a failure in holistic processing. However, although CPs' abnormal gaze behavior for upright faces has already been demonstrated, neither their scanning strategy for inverted faces, nor the possibility that their abnormal gaze behavior with upright faces is because of reasons other than the holistic deficit have been investigated yet. METHOD: We recorded the eye movements of a congenital prosopagnosic and a control group during the encoding of unknown faces, objects, and flowers...
July 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244174/damage-to-right-medial-temporal-structures-disrupts-the-capacity-for-scene-construction-a-case-study
#20
Muireann Irish, Annu Mothakunnel, Nadene Dermody, Nikki-Anne Wilson, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet
The medial temporal lobes (MTLs) are widely held to support a range of constructive endeavors including remembering the past, envisaging the future, and imagining hypothetical scenarios. While right MTL structures have been ascribed a prominent role in the construction of spatial contexts, lesion evidence to directly test this hypothesis is lacking. To this end, we assessed scene construction performance in two cases, GC and DF, who presented with left- and right-lateralized presentations of semantic dementia, respectively...
February 28, 2017: Hippocampus
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