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Title: An investigation into person recognition across different modalities
Author: Tunnard, Catherine
ISNI:       0000 0004 7227 5708
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis is about the neuropsychology of person recognition disorders. Part 1 presents a systematic review of the literature investigating person recognition. More specifically, it reviews performance on recognition tests involving famous people compared with people who were personally known (i.e. friends and family). Part 2 describes a systematic investigation of person recognition difficulties experienced by one person, VO. Specifically, we investigated her ability to recognise people across different modalities (face, name and voice), using tests of celebrities and people whom she knows personally. Findings are discussed with reference to the theoretical and anatomical models of person recognition, and we also consider possible avenues for rehabilitative work. Part 3 presents reflections about the process of conducting the work. We discuss dilemmas and methodological choices that arose, strengths and limitations of the study, and possible directions for future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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