|Title||The neural mechanisms of face processing: cells, areas, networks, and models|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Neurobiology|
|Pagination||184 - 191|
Since its discovery, the face-processing network in the brain of the macaque monkey has emerged as a model system that allowed for major neural mechanisms of face recognition to be identified – with implications for object recognition at large. Populations of face cells encode faces through broad tuning curves, whose shapes change over time. Face representations differ qualitatively across faces areas, and we not only understand the global organization of these specializations, but also some of the transformations between face areas, both feed-forward and feed-back, and the computational principles behind face representations and transformations. Facial information is combined with physical features and mnemonic features in extensions of the core network, which forms an early part of the primate social brain.
|Short Title||Current Opinion in Neurobiology|
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