Neuroscience/Cognitive Neuroscience/Face Processing
Processing of faces is done both cortically and subcortically.
Cortical face processing
Subcortical face processing
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.