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Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the LifespanA neuroconstructivist approach$
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Emily K. Farran and Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594818

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.001.0001

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Face processing and social interaction

Face processing and social interaction

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(p.265) Chapter 14 Face processing and social interaction
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan
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Deborah M. Riby

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0068

For individuals with Williams syndrome (WS), it is highly likely that face perception does not occur in a typical manner, that the neural underpinnings of these skills do not function in a typical way, and that the development of face skills follows atypical trajectories. This chapter explores two important concepts related to face perception in WS. First, that some face-processing skills may seem to be a relative strength/weakness; and second, that some face-processing skills are likely to develop along an atypical trajectory. The chapter moves through three sections, from considering structural encoding, to the interpretation of communicative face cues, and finally to considering attention to faces throughout development. Along the way, the existing data is used to probe the two concepts that have just been outlined.

Keywords:   face perception, face recognition, Williams syndrome, structuring encoding, face cue, attention

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