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Evaluating object recognition ability in developmental prosopagnosia using the Cambridge Car Memory Test

Gray, K. L. H., Biotti, F. and Cook, R. (2019) Evaluating object recognition ability in developmental prosopagnosia using the Cambridge Car Memory Test. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 36 (1-2). pp. 89-96. ISSN 1464-0627

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/02643294.2019.1604503

Abstract/Summary

Individuals with developmental prosopagnosia (DP) sometimes experience object identification difficulties in addition to problems recognising faces. To better understand the distribution of non-face object recognition ability in this population, we administered the Cambridge Car Memory Test (CCMT) - a leading, standardised measure of object recognition ability - to a large sample of DPs (N=46). When considered as a single group, the DPs scored lower than matched controls. This finding provides further evidence that developmental object agnosia (DOA) may be more common in DP than in the general population. Relative to the DPs' face recognition deficits, however, car matching deficits were small and inconsistent. In fact, we observed a striking range of CCMT performance in our DP sample. While some DPs performed extremely poorly, many more achieved scores within one standard deviation of the typical mean, and several DP participants achieved excellent CCMT scores comparable with the best controls.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Perception and Action
ID Code:83174
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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