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Face Recognition in Humans and Monkeys

The ability to recognize and discriminate emotions expressed by other individuals through facial expressions and body language is a core element of social-emotional development. The Network has studied the development of the ability to recognize faces and facial expressions of emotion.

Gauthier, I., & Nelson, C.A. (2001). The development of face expertise. Current Opinions in Neurobiology, 11, 219-224.

Nelson , C.A. (2001). The development and neural bases of face recognition. Infant and Child Development, 10, 3-18.

Nelson , C.A. (2001). The development and neural bases of face recognition: Reply to critiques. Infant and Child Development, 10, 35-38.

Pascalis, O., de Haan, M., & Nelson, C.A. (2002).  Is face processing species specific during the first year of life?  Science, 296, 1321-1323.

Prather, M.D., Lavenex, P., Mauldin-Jourdain, M.L., Mason, W.A., Capitanio, J.P., Mendoza, S.P. & Amaral, D.G. (2001) Increased social fear and decreased fear of objects in monkeys with neonatal amygdala lesions. Neuroscience 106(4):653-658.

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The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

The James S McDonnell Foundation