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Right hemisphere superiority in the recognition of famous faces.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brain and cognition
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
10–22
Identifiers
PMID: 6927549
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Words and famous faces were tachistoscopically presented in bilateral view to normal right-handed subjects. A left visual field advantage was obtained for famous faces whether naming or recognition from an array was required and a right visual field advantage was obtained for words. While the finding of a left visual field advantage for the recognition of famous faces is consistent with studies of face recognition deficits in brain-damaged patients, a right visual field advantage for the recognition of famous faces has recently been reported in normal subjects. Possible explanations for this discrepancy are discussed.

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