Oxford Handbook of Face Perception

Oxford Handbook of Face Perception

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The human face is unique among social stimuli in conveying such a variety of different characteristics. A person's identity, sex, race, age, emotional state, focus of attention, facial speech patterns, and attractiveness are all detected and interpreted with relative ease from the face. Humans also display a surprising degree of consistency in the extent to which personality traits, such as trustworthiness and likeability, are attributed to faces. In the past thirty
years, face perception has become an area of major interest within psychology, with a rapidly expanding research base. Yet until now, there has been no comprehensive reference work bringing together this ever growing body of research.

The Oxford Handbook of Face Perception is the most comprehensive and commanding review of the field ever published. It looks at the functional and neural mechanisms underlying the perception, representation, and interpretation of facial characteristics, such as identity, expression, eye gaze, attractiveness, personality, and race. It examines the development of these processes, their neural correlates in both human and non-human primates, congenital and acquired disorders resulting from their
breakdown, and the theoretical and computational frameworks for their underlying mechanisms. With chapters by an international team of leading authorities from the brain sciences, the book is a landmark publication on face perception.

For anyone looking for the definitive text on this burgeoning field, this is the essential book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 944 pages
  • 181 x 254 x 47mm | 1,992g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0199559058
  • 9780199559053
  • 723,438

Table of contents

APPROACHES TO STUDYING FACE PROCESSING; PERCEIVING AND REMEMBERING FACES; READING FACES; COMPARATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES; DISORDERS - PROSOPAGNOSIA, NEUROPSYCHIATRIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
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It is unparalleled in terms of sheer breadth and depth ... As both a useful "bible" for important results and a library of sorts for methodological approaches, my laboratory's copy of the Handbook is likely to see a great deal of use. * Ben Balas, Perception Vol. 41 *
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