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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Face Recognition and its Disorders

ISBN 9781137292773
Publication Date September 2017
Formats Ebook Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

Focusing on disorders, Bate unravels the mysteries and intricacies of facial processing from a new perspective, covering cognitive, developmental and clinical issues. Written in an engaging style and encompassing a wealth of detail, this is a must-read for both students and researchers interested in facial recognition.

Sarah Bate is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University, UK. Her doctoral thesis examined face processing impairments in developmental prosopagnosia (faceblindness), and she has continued this work into her postdoctoral research career.

PART I: THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HEALTHY ADULT FACE PROCESSING SYSTEM
The Cognitive Psychology of Face Recognition
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Processing
The Social Value of the Face
Focus Chapter: Are Faces Special?
PART II: ACQUIRED AND NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS OF FACE PROCESSING
Acquire Prosopagnosia
Delusional Misidentification Syndrome
Face Processing Deficits in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Focus Chapter: What are the Theoretical Implications of Acquired and Neuropsychiatric Disorders of Face Processing?
PART III: DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS OF FACE PROCESSING
The Development of the Healthy Face Processing System
Developmental Prosopagnosia
Face Processing Deficits in Socio-developmental Disorders
Focus Chapter: What are the Theoretical Implications of Developmental Disorders of Face Processing?
PART IV: THE IMPACT, ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF FACE PROCESSING DEFICITS
Living in a World Without Faces
Assessment of Face Processing Deficits
Treatment of Face Processing Deficits
Focus Chapter: Integration of Theory and Practice.

Reviews

Sarah Bate has written a truly captivating account of the disorders of face processing. A great new resource for researchers and students in cognitive, developmental, neuro- and clinical psychology with an interest in face perception.' – Dr Markus Bindemann, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Kent, UK
'This is an excellent introduction to the topic; I've learned a lot from it and it will become my reference text. The structure will make it especially accessible to students new to the field.' – Professor Peter Hancock, Psychology, University of Stirling, UK
'Well written and detailed text that will provide a nice addition to the literature. This book should be of interest to face perception researchers and their students.' – Dr Karen Lander, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
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