Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Occipital Lobe and the Fusiform Face Area (FFA)
The occipital lobe specifically processes things visually and then it interprets them through the brain. Each eye translates different information which is sent to opposite sides of the occipital lobe. Modularity indicates that each hemisphere will interpret the data separately and our perception will join the image. One side of the occipital lobe will be slightly different than the other.
Fusiform Face Area (FFA) is the area (gyrus) in the temporal lobe called the inferior temporal lobe. Inferior indicating its location not it ability. Damage to this area will call "prosopagnosia" which is the inability to make sense of or recognize faces of people.