At the newsagent the other day I noticed a special edition of Discover magazine “The Brain” with the date of Spring 2012. Inside it was an article about face recognition research done by Professor Marlene Behrmann of Carnegie Mellon University. I am pretty sure that it is the same interesting article that was first published in the January-February 2011 special issue of Discover. The article author Carl Zimmer explained the concept of the face space model of face memory and described a research study which found an interesting difference between an acquired prosopagnosic and some developmental cases and normal control subjects. The article can be read at the website of Discover magazine and can also be found in full-text through at least one of the press and magazine article online services that are offered through public libraries.
Carl Zimmer The brain: seeing the person behind the face. Discover. Jan-Feb 2011 special issue published online January 19, 2011. http://discovermagazine.com/2011/jan-feb/19-brain-seeing-person-behind-the-face
here’s another interesting article at Discover about face recognition
John Horgan Can a single cell recognize your face? Discover. June 2005 edition published online June 5, 2005. http://discovermagazine.com/2005/jun/single-brain-cell
and here’s a YouTube video in which Dr Marlene Behrmann talks in a interview about prosopagnosia and gives an authoritative explanationa of what it is. She seems to have a slight South African accent.
Peng, Cynthia Marlene Behrmann – prosopagnosia. goCognitive. uploaded Sep 25, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z9PGrgPlYw&feature=related