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Familiar people recognition disorders: an introductory review
Guido Gainotti1,2,*
Center for Neuropsychological Research. Catholic University of Rome, Italy
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Department of Clinical and Behavioral Neurology, Rome, Italy
DOI: 10.2741/S414 Volume 6 Issue 1, pp.58-64
Published: 01 January 2014
*Corresponding Author(s):  
Guido Gainotti

The aim of this introduction is to provide a general background for the individual contributions dealing with different aspects of familiar people recognition disorders. Following are the main points considered in this survey: 1) the cognitive models proposed to explain the functional architecture of processes subsuming familiar people recognition; 2) the different roles of the right and left hemisphere in identifying people by face voice and name; 3) the anatomical structures and the cognitive processes involved in face and voice recognition; 4) the interactions that exist among the perceptual processes subsuming face and voice recognition, but not people's faces, voices and proper names; 5) the patterns of multimodal defects of familiar people recognition and their implications for current cognitive models. Finally, there is a short discussion of two models advanced to explain the role of the anterior temporal lobes in people recognition.

Key words

Face, Voice, Recognition, Impaired Recognition, People Recognition, Interactions, Patterns, Known People, Models, Hemispheric Asymmetries, Review

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Guido Gainotti. Familiar people recognition disorders: an introductory review. Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar. 2014. 6(1); 58-64.