People Recognition: A Historical/Anthropological Perspective

A. Ardila
1993 Behavioural Neurology  
Using current neurological and neuropsychological literature, and the analysis of different cultural and historical conditions, people recognition is analyzed. Different "subsystems" or "modules" could be involved in individuals' recognition: living versus non-living, own species versus other species, familiar versus non-familiar, males versus females, and individual identification versus emotional identification. Not only visual, but also auditory and even olfactory information may be involved
more » ... ion may be involved in people recognition. Visual information involved in people recognition is proposed to include not only the perception of faces, but also the perception of whole body and gait, clothes, emotional expressions, and individual marks.
doi:10.1155/1993/169342 pmid:24487073 fatcat:dlmgyxagevd2bk56idjgyfjdjm