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    The two-process theory of face processing: modifications based on two decades of data from infants and adults

    Johnson, Mark H. and Senju, Atsushi and Tomalski, Przemyslaw (2015) The two-process theory of face processing: modifications based on two decades of data from infants and adults. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 50 , pp. 169-179. ISSN 0149-7634.

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    Johnson and Morton (1991) used Gabriel Horn’s work on the filial imprinting model to inspire a two-process theory of the development of face processing in humans. In this paper we review evidence accrued over the past two decades from infants and adults, and from other primates, that informs this two-process model. While work with newborns and infants has been broadly consistent with predictions from the model, further refinements and questions have been raised. With regard to adults, we discuss more recent evidence on the extension of the model to eye contact detection, and to subcortical face processing, reviewing functional imaging and patient studies. We conclude with discussion of outstanding caveats and future directions of research in this field.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, DOI:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.10.009
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Two-process theory of face processing development, Filial imprinting, Face detection, Gaze processing, Conspec, Conlern, Sub-cortical face pathway, Superior colliculus, Pulvinar, Amygdala
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 11:18
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:13


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