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Face and Mind

Andrew W. Young


This book consists of a series of research and review chapters on face perception. The book examines the question of how faces are special, in terms of their social, biological, and theoretical roles. In particular the book seeks to determine what our understanding of the face can tell us about the human brain. It discusses the evidence for an evolved neural substrate for face perception, and the question of whether we are innately predisposed to recognise faces, to find them attractive, and to decode the many social signals they give us. The ability of the human brain to process and remember ... More

Keywords: face perception, social role, biological role, theoretical role, human brain, face perception impairment, brain injury, psychiatric illness, interdisciplinary, conscious processes, non-conscious processes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198524205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew W. Young, author
University of York