Covert face priming reveals a ‘true face effect’ in a case of congenital prosopagnosia

  • Title: Covert face priming reveals a ‘true face effect’ in a case of congenital prosopagnosia
    Author: Striemer, Christopher; Gingerich, Trevor; Striemer, Danielle; Dixon, Mike
    Year: 2009
    Keyword(s): congenital prosopagnosia, face recognition, face priming, covert recognition, face representations
    Description: Previous research indicates that individuals with congenital prosopagnosia (CP) fail to demonstrate significant priming from faces to related names in covert recognition tasks. The interpretation has been that CP precludes the ability to acquire face representations. In the current study we replicated this important finding, but also show a significant ‘true face effect’ in a CP patient, where face primes that matched the probe names facilitated reaction times compared to unrelated face primes. These data suggest that some individuals with CP may possess degraded face representations that facilitate the priming of a person’s identity, but not semantic associates.
    Peer Reviewed: Yes
    Type of Item: Journal Articles
    DOI: 10.1080/13554790902971166
    Publication Information: Striemer C., Gingerich T., Striemer D. & Dixon M. (2009). Covert face priming reveals a ‘true face effect’ in a case of congenital prosopagnosia. Neurocase, 15(6), 509-514. doi: 10.1080/13554790902971166
    Language: English

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