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From single cells to social perception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21536557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Research describing the cellular coding of faces in non-human primates often provides the underlying physiological framework for our understanding of face processing in humans. Models of face perception, explanations of perceptual after-effects from viewing particular types of faces, and interpretation of human neuroimaging data rely on monkey neurophysiological data and the assumption that neurophysiological responses of humans are comparable to those recorded in the non-human primate. Here, we review studies that describe cells that preferentially respond to faces, and assess the link between the physiological characteristics of single cells and social perception. Principally, we describe cells recorded from the non-human primate, although a limited number of cells have been recorded in humans, and are included in order to appraise the validity of non-human physiological data for our understanding of human face and social perception.
Authors:
Nick E Barraclough; David I Perrett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences     Volume:  366     ISSN:  1471-2970     ISO Abbreviation:  Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-03     Completed Date:  2011-08-18     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503623     Medline TA:  Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1739-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU6 7RX, UK. n.barraclough@hull.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Animals
Emotions
Face*
Facial Expression
Gestures
Humans
Neurophysiology
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Primates / physiology,  psychology
Psychophysics
Recognition (Psychology)
Sensory Receptor Cells / physiology*
Social Perception*
Visual Perception
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