Iscuss the relationship between prosopagnosia and Capgras syndrome

This is a compare and contrast essay.

Particularly of interest to the markers will be examples of specific problems with particular people. They normally name the patients by their initials so it would be required to see plenty of them in there.

As you can see from the reading list, it is mostly the same people who have carried out all of the research. We have had specific discussion on Hanleys work and also Rachamandran, though all of the named writiers are important, Young & Ellis etc.

Must be no more than 2500 words.

Thats all i can think of, please call me if you have any questions or require verification.

Its actually quite an interesting essay, im just out of time unfortunately.

Please do youre best!
Harvard referencing system required

These books have been listed as course texts for the prosopagnosia lectures:

Burton, M., Young, A.W., Bruce, V., Johnston, R. & Ellis, A. (1991). Understanding covert recognition. Cognition, 39, 129-166.

Farah, M.J. (2000). The cognitive neuroscience of vision. (Pages 305-317 discuss covert recognition in prosopagnosia.)

Young, A., Hellawell, D. & De Haan, E.H.F. (1988). Cross domain semantic priming in normal subjects and in a prosopagnosic patient. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 40, 561-580.

De Haan, E.H.F., Bauer, R. &Greve, K. (1992). Behavioural and physiological evidence for covert recognition in a prosopagnosic patient. Cortex, 28, 77-95.

Bauer, R. (1984). Autonomic recognition of faces and names in prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 22, 457-469.

De Haan, E.H.F., Young, A.W. & Newcombe, F. (1987). Face recognition without awareness. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 4, 385-415.

Young, A.W. & De Haan, E.H.F. (1988). Boundaries of covert recognition in prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neurpsychology, 5, 317-336.

Newcombe, F., Young, A.W. & De Haan, E.H.F. (1989). Prosopagnosia without covert recognition. Neurpsychologia, 179-191.

See Cognitive Psychology 1999 volume 16 pages 1-80 for a series of 3 articles in which Young and Farah exchange views about covert recognition in prosopagnosia. The first article in the series is:

Young, A. & Burton, M. (1999). Simulating face recognition: Implications for modelling cognition. Cognitive Neurpsychology, 16, 1-48.

From the Capgras syndrome lecture:

Ellis, A., Young, A.W. & Critchley, E.M.R. (1989). Loss of memory for people following temporal lobe damage. Brain, 112, 1469-1483.

Hanley, R., Young, A.W. & Pearson, N.A. (1989). Defective recognition of familiar people. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 6, 179-210.

Kay, J. & Hanley, R. (1999). Person specific knowledge and knowledge of biological categories. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 16, 171-180.

De Haan, E., Young & Newcombe (1991). A dissociation between the sense of familiarity and access to semantic information. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 3, 51-67.

Hodges, J., Salmon & Butters (1993). Recognition and naming faces in Alzheimers disease. Neuropsychologia, 31, 775-788.

Kay, J. & Hanley, R. (2002). Preservation of memory for people in semantic memory: further category specific semantic dissociation. Gognitive Neuropsychology, 19, 113-133.

These are particularly recommended:

Ellis and Youngs Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, 94-96 Useful intro

Hirstein, W. & Rachamandran, V. (1997). Capgras syndrome: a novel probe for understanding the neural representation of the identity and familiarity of persons. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, B, 264, 437-444.

Lewis, M.B., Sherwood, S., Moselhy, H & Ellis, H (2001). Autonomic responses to familiar faces without autonomic responses to familiar voices: Evidence for voice specific Capgras delusion. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 6, 217-228.

Breen, N., Caine, D. & Coltheart, M. (2000). Models of face processing and delusional misidentification, a critical review. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 17, 55-71.

Ellis, H.D., Young, A.W., Quayle, A.H. & de Pauw, K.W. (1997). Reduced autonomic responses to faces in Capgras delusion. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, B, 264, 1085-1092.