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Who is who: Italian norms for visual recognition and identification of celebrities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15995826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Age-, education- and sex-adjusted norms are provided for two new neuropsychological tests, namely (i) Face Recognition (guess of familiarity) and (ii) Person Identification (biographical contextualisation). Sixty-three pictures of celebrities and 63 of unknown people were selected following two interwoven criteria(1): the realm of their celebrity (i.e., entertainment, culture and politics) and the period of celebrity acquisition (i.e., pre-war, post-war and contemporary). Both media- and education-dependent knowledge of celebrity were considered. Ninety-eight unpaid healthy participants aged between 50 and 93 years and with at least 8 years of formal education took part in this study. Reference is made to serial models of familiar face/persons processing. Recognition is held to tackle the activity of Personal Identity Nodes (PINs) and identification of the Exemplar Semantics Archives. Given the seriality of the reference model, the Identification Test is embedded in the Recognition test. This entailed that only previously recognised faces were employed to achieve norms for identification.
Authors:
I Bizzozero; F Ferrari; S Pozzoli; M C Saetti; H Spinnler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1590-1874     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-04     Completed Date:  2005-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-107     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Third Department of Neurology, Università degli Studi di Milano, Polo Didattico San Paolo, Via Antonio Starabba di Rudinì 8, I-20128 Milan, Italy. ilabizzo@libero.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Educational Status
Famous Persons
Female
Humans
Identification (Psychology)*
Male
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests / standards*,  statistics & numerical data*
Pattern Recognition, Visual / physiology*
Prosopagnosia / physiopathology
Recognition (Psychology) / physiology*
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Factors
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
Neurol Sci. 2005 Oct;26(4):296

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