Integration of Face and Brain

Description: Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 115 or M117C. Faces play major role in social interactions in both humans and nonhuman primates and in other animals as well. Exploration of neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and neurofunctional underpinnings of face processing (attractiveness, emotional expressions, facial skin, identity recognition, based on empirical studies that use behavioral responses in neuroimaging techniques, in effects of types of brain damage, in physiological responses, and in psychopathological states. Discussion of evolutionary approaches to faces, as well as relationship between specific genetic mutations affecting both brain and facial appearance. P/NP or letter grading.

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