Neuroscience/Cognitive Neuroscience/Face Processing

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Processing of faces is done both cortically and subcortically.

Cortical face processing[edit]

Subcortical face processing[edit]

Recent functional imaging, electrophysiological and neuropsychological studies on adults have provided evidence for a fast, low-spatial-frequency (LSF), subcortical face-detection pathway that might also modulate the responses of certain cortical areas to faces and other social stimuli. This route involves the superior colliculus, the pulvinar and the amygdala.