Visual neurones responsive to faces

David I. Perrett*, Amanda J. Mistlin, Andrew J. Chitty

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Populations of visual neurones have been discovered in one area of the temporal association cortex that respond to different aspects of facial information. The responses of these cells have many of the properties hypothesized for 'gnostic units' and provide insight into the final stages of visual processing leading to recognition of an object as a face and more specifically the identity of the face.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-364
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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