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    Human Reconfigurations
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    faces
    5 years ago as I was surfing through wikipedia's endless pages reading about blindness I came across the term prosopagnosia ,a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired .
    The cause of the disorder : something goes wrong with this group of highly specialized neurons in the visual cortex(back of your head). I got super excited since I interpreted this as the solid proof of face being the most crucial interface for us human beings.

    Moreover prosopagnosia could be considered as a very tangible evidence for our collective evolution, staring at each other's face for thousands of years leads to specialization in face recognition etc etc...

    Attached images are sketches for a larger project dealing with face as a communicative organ (or meaning generation machine).



    Wed, May 13, 2009  Permanent link

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    gamma     Wed, May 13, 2009  Permanent link
    Facial muscles are connected to amygdala, Greek sounding cortex of brain for emotions.
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amygdala 
    Xarene     Wed, May 20, 2009  Permanent link
    Read this Image, Medium, Body: A New Approach of Iconology written by Hans Belting
     
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