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Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Isabel Gauthier, Michael Tarr, and Daniel Bub


This book surveys the study of perceptual expertise in visual object recognition, introducing a variety of questions, research findings, and extant issues that have emerged from recent studies of face, object, and letter recognition. The book also discusses a novel collaborative model, codified as the “Perceptual Expertise Network.” The central idea of this group effort is an emphasis on domain-general principles of high-level visual learning that can account for how different object categories are processed and come to be associated with spatially localized activity in the primate brain. The ... More

Keywords: face recognition, object perception, perceptual expertise, modularity, cognitive neuroscience, collaboration, computational modeling, categorization, autism, prosopagnosia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195309607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabel Gauthier, editor
Vanderbilt University

Michael Tarr, editor
Brown University

Daniel Bub, editor

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