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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Does The Concept Of Neurofunctional System Apply To Face Perception? [o Conceito De Sistema Neurofuncional Aplica-se à Percepção De Faces?]
Author: Macedo A.S.
Campos D.
Borges G.
Goncalves V.M.G.
Abstract: The objective of this study was to discuss the main controversies for cerebral representation of faces, considering the concepts of complex neurofunctional system. Recently neuroscientists have long puzzled over whether the brain represents and processes information in a modular or distributed fashion. Some studies point to neural modules specialized in faces perception, because some cortical areas show increased blood flow when the subjects views images of faces, compared with images of objects. On the other hand, some authors believe that the representation of faces is not located specifically in a cortical area, but it is based on a distributed and overlapping pattern of neural response. Neither extreme is likely to be correct when it is considered the modular and distributed theory. It would be appropriate to point for intermediate positions. It was concluded that the representation of faces occurs through cerebral areas interconnected, with serial and parallel processing of the information. There is a distributed and overlapping processing, in which several areas contribute to face representation; however there are specialized cerebral areas that respond with larger effectiveness to images of face.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2008
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