2. It is often assumed that face perception and recognition are “special”, and different from the perception and recognition of non-face objects. Critically evaluate this hypothesis, based on findings from behavioural studies, from research using brain activity measures, and from research on visual agnosia and prosopagnosia.
How to write this essay
Your essay should follow these rules:
• Examine the essay question. Make sure you are answering the question, and not just describing the material presented. For example, for question 2, refer to the hypothesis that face processing is special, and provide evidence for this from different types of research, including neuroimaging and patient studies. Explain why and how this evidence supports this hypothesis. Also consider alternative views. Read some original sources.