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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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Isabel Gauthier, Daniel Bub, and Michael J. Tarr

1 How Faces Became Special

Cindy M. Bukach, and Jessie J. Peissig

2 Objects of Expertise

David L. Sheinberg, and Michael J. Tarr

3 Development of Expertise in Face Recognition

Catherine J. Mondloch, Richard Le Grand, and Daphne Maurer

4 Degrees of Expertise

Lisa S. Scott, James W. Tanaka, and Tim Curran

5 Face Processing in Autism: Insights from the Perceptual Expertise Framework

Kim M. Curby, Verena Willenbockel, James W. Tanaka, and Robert T. Schultz

6 Congenital and Acquired Prosopagnosia: Flip Sides of the Same Coin?

Marlene Behrmann, Galia Avidan, Cibu Thomas, and Kate Humphreys

7 Modeling Perceptual Expertise

Thomas J. Palmeri, and Garrison W. Cottrell

9 The Locus of Holistic Processing

Olivia S. Cheung, and Isabel Gauthier

10 The Case for Letter Expertise

Karin H. James, Alan C.-N. Wong, and Gael Jobard