In the Eye of the Beholder : The Science of Face Perception
Synopsis This text, written to acompany an exhibition of the same title at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Spring 1998, provides a non-technical introduction to the science of the human face and the psychology of face perception. Illustrated throughout, the book includes reproductions of portraits from the gallery's collections, as well as state-of-the-art computer graphics. Incorporating discussion of vision, communication, memory and recognition, sociobiology, and neuroscience, this is a broad-ranging introduction to the topic. The book should be of interest to anyone wishing to learn about the many ways in which the human face is important biologically, and how we perceive and recognize it.
The author, Andy Young , 2. Oktober 1998 What this book is about The human face has such important biological and social functions that several regions of the brain are involved in processing information from faces. Babies have an innate interest in facial patterns, and from this early start all of us become expert perceivers of faces - able to make sophisticated judgements about them, for example using subtle cues from head shape and skin texture when estimating age. A universally important locus of communication, we use our faces for speaking and to express...