The fundamentals of facial recognition


(Harvard University) Harvard scientists showed that participants suffering from face blindness performed as well as the average person in training measuring their ability to learn a set of computer-generated objects called greebles. The findings undermine the leading alternative to the idea that prosopagnosia is the result of damage to brain mechanisms specifically devoted to processing faces, and thus indicate that people recognize faces using face-specific brain mechanisms. (Source: EurekAlert! – Social and Behavioral Science)