ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2011, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (9): 1313-1318.

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Neural Mechanism of Self-Face Recognition

GUAN Li-Li;QI Ming-Ming;ZHANG Qing-Lin;YANG Juan   

  1. (School of Psychology, Southwest University; Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality (SWU), Ministry of Education, Chongqing 400715, China)
  • Received:2011-01-21 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2011-09-15 Published:2011-09-15
  • Contact: YANG Juan

Abstract: Self-face recognition is an experimental paradigm of self-referential processing. It reflects the process that someone can recognize one’s own face by distinguishing self from others. The brain regions involving in self-face recognition include the prefrontal cortex, insula, cingulated cortex, temporal and parietal areas. There are three stages involving in the neural mechanism of self-face recognition, including low-level sensory processing, self-referential information processing, and identity discrimination. The future research should discriminate the time course of each cognitive process of self-face recognition, and combine it with the brain areas to determine each processing stage and cognitive component in self-face recognition.

Key words: self-face recognition, self-referential processing, brain regions location, cognitive processing model