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dc.contributor.authorMacKenzie, Graham
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, David I.
dc.identifier.citationMacKenzie , G & Donaldson , D I 2016 , ' Elements of person knowledge : episodic recollection helps us to identify people but not to recognize their faces ' , Neuropsychologia , vol. 93 , no. Part A , pp. 218-228 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 262819761
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 71db4cb8-428b-4153-8c55-e3d9f0b1a301
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85008704816
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 27816385
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8036-3455/work/67526216
dc.descriptionThis research was supported by the Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence ( and a Grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/L023644/1).en
dc.description.abstractFaces automatically draw attention, allowing rapid assessments of personality and likely behaviour. How we respond to people is, however, highly dependent on whether we know who they are. According to face processing models person knowledge comes from an extended neural system that includes structures linked to episodic memory. Here we use scalp recorded brain signals to demonstrate the specific role of episodic memory processes during face processing. In two experiments we recorded Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) while participants made identify, familiar or unknown responses to famous faces. ERPs revealed neural signals previously associated with episodic recollection for identify but not familiar faces. These findings provide novel evidence suggesting that recollection is central to face processing, providing one source of person knowledge that can be used to moderate the initial impressions gleaned from the core neural system that supports face recognition.
dc.rightsCrown Copyright © 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en
dc.subjectEpisodic memoryen
dc.subjectFace recognitionen
dc.subjectPerson identificationen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.subjectExperimental and Cognitive Psychologyen
dc.subjectCognitive Neuroscienceen
dc.subjectBehavioral Neuroscienceen
dc.titleElements of person knowledge : episodic recollection helps us to identify people but not to recognize their facesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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