Impairment of voice and face recognition in patients with hemispheric damage

Diana Roupas Van Lancker, Gerald J. Canter

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Voice and face recognition were tested in 21 left- and 9 right-hemisphere-damaged patients. Test materials were photographs and recordings of famous political and entertainment personalities. Pathological face recognition (prosopagnosia) and voice recognition (phonagnosia) were both significantly more prevalent in the right-hemisphere group. Only one instance of prosopagnosia and one of phonagnosia were observed in the left-hemisphere group, all of whom were aphasic. Of the right-hemisphere cases, there were four instances of each agnosia, with three patients showing a dual impairment. These findings are discussed in relation to differential modes of processing by the two cerebral hemispheres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-195
Number of pages11
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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Prosopagnosia
Agnosia
Cerebrum
Personality
Facial Recognition
Face Recognition
Right Hemisphere
Damage
Impairment

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  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Impairment of voice and face recognition in patients with hemispheric damage. / Van Lancker, Diana Roupas; Canter, Gerald J.

In: Brain and Cognition, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1982, p. 185-195.

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Van Lancker, Diana Roupas ; Canter, Gerald J. / Impairment of voice and face recognition in patients with hemispheric damage. In: Brain and Cognition. 1982 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 185-195.
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