Who is that? Face recognition in aging: Impaired and intact

Presented by Professor Isabelle Boutet
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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Contact person: 
Nafissa Ismail
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Free of charge
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Problems recognizing faces is one of the most commonly reported complaints in healthy older adults, resulting in difficulties with social interactions and decreased well-being. Recognition of faces requires the deployment and coordination of multiple processes including low-level perception, higher-level integration of face parts into a holistic representation, and access to episodic memory.

3 studies that examine the contribution and interaction of these processes will be presented by Professor Isabelle Boutet. Practical and theoretical applications will be discussed including:

  1. the influence of aging on cognitive expertise,
  2. the development of remedial strategies to enhance engagement in social interactions in older adults,
  3. and difficulties inherent to measuring distinct and comparable cognitive abilities across the lifespan.