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    Seeing the face through the eyes: a developmental perspective on face expertise

    Gliga, Teodora and Csibra, Gergely (2007) Seeing the face through the eyes: a developmental perspective on face expertise. Progress in Brain Research 164 , pp. 323-339. ISSN 0079-6123.

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    Abstract

    Most people are experts in face recognition. We propose that the special status of this particular body part in telling individuals apart is the result of a developmental process that heavily biases human infants and children to attend towards the eyes of others. We review the evidence supporting this proposal, including neuroimaging results and studies in developmental disorders, like autism. We propose that the most likely explanation of infants’ bias towards eyes is the fact that eye gaze serves important communicative functions in humans.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 15:44
    Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 15:44
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29472

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