Professor em. Guido Gainotti | The neuropsychology of person recognition from face and voice

The neuropsychology of familiar people recognition through face and voice will be surveyed from the clinical and the cognitive point of view, taking into account modality-specific (prosopagnosia and phonagnosia) and multimodal person recognition disorders. Our starting assumption was that many patients with right temporal lobe atrophy are incorrectly labelled as prosopagnosics, because faces are often considered as the most important channel used to recognize familiar people. In fact a multimodal familiar person recognition disorder may more accurately characterise the deficit in these patients. The clinical and the cognitive implications of this starting point will be developed and some current research perspectives will be exposed. [mehr]

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