Face perception in its neurobiological and social context

Wânia C. de Souza, Maria Ângela G. Feitosa, Satoshi Eifuku, Ryoi Tamura, Taketoshi Ono
2008 Psychology and Neuroscience  
Significant advances in the understanding of processes involved in face perception have been achieved. This study aims to revi the literature of face perception in neurobiological and social contexts. The review focused on the mechanisms of mediation face perception by neural substrates, and discussed some of the social signals provided by faces. We showed that psychologi neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that a dedicated neural system for face perception exists in
more » ... ima which includes the fusiform face area (FFA), anterior superior temporal sulcus (STS) and anterior inferior temporal gyrus (ITG). B it remains to be understood how the integration of face perception occurs in the neurobiological context and in the social conte
doi:10.3922/j.psns.2008.1.003 fatcat:k7rwvjhyqre3lein6spjqhhsma