Prosopagnosia is a disorder leading to difficulties in recognizing faces. However, recent evidence suggests that individuals with congenital prosopagnosia can achieve considerable accuracy when they have to recognize their own faces (self-face advantage). Yet, whether this advantage is face-specific or not is still unclear. Here, we aimed to investigate whether individuals with congenital prosopagnosia show a self-advantage also in recognizing other self body-parts and, if so, whether the advantage for the body parts differs from the one characterizing the self-face. Eight individuals with congenital prosopagnosia and 22 controls underwent a delayed matching task in which they were required to recognize faces, hands, and feet belonging to the self or to others. Controls showed a similar self-advantage for all the stimuli tested; by contrast, individuals with congenital prosopagnosia showed a larger self-advantage with faces compared to hands and feet, mainly driven by their deficit with others’ faces. In both groups the self-advantages for the different body parts were strongly and significantly correlated. Our data suggest that the self-face advantage showed by individuals with congenital prosopagnosia is not face-specific and that the same mechanism could be responsible for both the self-face and self body-part advantages.
Malaspina, M., Albonico, A., & Daini, R. (2019). Self-face and self-body advantages in congenital prosopagnosia: evidence for a common mechanism. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 237, 673-686 [10.1007/s00221-018-5452-7].
|Citazione:||Malaspina, M., Albonico, A., & Daini, R. (2019). Self-face and self-body advantages in congenital prosopagnosia: evidence for a common mechanism. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 237, 673-686 [10.1007/s00221-018-5452-7].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Self-face and self-body advantages in congenital prosopagnosia: evidence for a common mechanism|
|Autori:||Malaspina, M; Albonico, A; Daini, R|
DAINI, ROBERTA (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Rivista:||EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5452-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|