[Face-research-list] Oxford Handbook of Face Perception

Andy Young andy.young at york.ac.uk
Tue Aug 9 13:43:29 BST 2011

Hi all,

I just received my copy of the recently published 'Oxford Handbook of Face
Perception', edited by Andy Calder, Gill Rhodes, Mark Johnson and Jim
Haxby (OUP, 2011).

See http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199559053.do

Here's what the publishers say about it:
'The Oxford Handbook of Face Perception is the most comprehensive and
commanding review of the field ever published. It looks at the functional
and neural mechanisms underlying the perception, representation, and
interpretation of facial characteristics, such as identity, expression,
eye gaze, attractiveness, personality, and race. It examines the
development of these processes, their neural correlates in both human and
non-human primates, congenital and acquired disorders resulting from their
breakdown, and the theoretical and computational frameworks for their
underlying mechanisms. With chapters by an international team of leading
authorities from the brain sciences, the book is a landmark publication on
face perception.'

Unusually, most of the hyperbole is valid.  This is a book that many of us
will be wanting to dip into for the background to aspects of face
perception we don't know so well, or just to get someone else's take on
our own pet topic.  It's not cheap, of course, but you can try to get your
library to buy it.  Definitely worth checking out, anyway.


Andy Young.

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