Thursday, June 22, 2017

Facial and Expression Recognition by Touch

Our book says,” Just five minutes of looking at photographs of faces would be enough to recognize them through touch.” If people were blindfolded and their sense of smell was masked, it is possible for people to be able to recognize the target face and the expression. An experiment was designed in this fashion and the individuals were able to recognize the face and expressions 80% of the time. The fusiform gyrus is the area of the brain that reacts to facial images. People with prosopagnosia, inability to recognize faces, may have damage to that area. The concept of being able to feel expressions on strangers faces was very interesting to me. Touch is underrated for the abilities of detection.

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