Neuroscience

The brain learns faces fastest in person

The neural representation of a familiar face strengthens faster when you see someone in person, according to a new study published in JNeurosci.

Neuroscience

Learning to see friendly faces in different places

Meaningful social interactions train visual cortex neurons to recognize a familiar face in different visual locations, suggests new research published in eNeuro. The study demonstrates how the brain learns to perceive other ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the brain recognizes familiar faces

There's nothing quite like the rush of recognition that comes from seeing a familiar face. But scientists have been hard-pressed to explain how we identify well-known faces—or how that process differs from the way we perceive ...

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