Neuroscience/Cognitive Neuroscience/Face Processing

Processing of faces is done both cortically and subcortically.

Cortical face processingEdit

Subcortical face processingEdit

Recent functional imaging, electrophysiological and neuropsychological studies on adults have provided evidence for a fast, low-spatial-frequency (LSF), subcortical face-detection pathway that might also modulate the responses of certain cortical areas to faces and other social stimuli. This route involves the superior colliculus, the pulvinar and the amygdala.


Last modified on 31 May 2009, at 19:33