Distinct neural-behavioral correspondence within face processing and attention networks for the composite face effect

Chen, Changming, Lou, Yixue, Li, Hong, Yuan, Jiajin, Yang, Jiemin, Winskel, Heather, and Qin, Shaozheng (2022) Distinct neural-behavioral correspondence within face processing and attention networks for the composite face effect. NeuroImage, 246. 118756.

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The composite face effect (CFE) is recognized as a hallmark for holistic face processing, but our knowledge remains sparse about its cognitive and neural loci. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging with independent localizer and complete composite face task, we here investigated its neural-behavioral correspondence within face processing and attention networks. Complementing classical comparisons, we adopted a dimensional reduction approach to explore the core cognitive constructs of the behavioral CFE measurement. Our univariate analyses found an alignment effect in regions associated with both the extended face processing network and attention networks. Further representational similarity analyses based on Euclidian distances among all experimental conditions were used to identify cortical regions with reliable neural-behavioral correspondences. Multidimensional scaling and hierarchical clustering analyses for neural-behavioral correspondence data revealed two principal components underlying the behavioral CFE effect, which fit best to the neural responses in the bilateral insula and medial frontal gyrus. These findings highlight the distinct neurocognitive contributions of both face processing and attentional networks to the behavioral CFE outcome, which bridge the gaps between face recognition and attentional control models.

Item ID: 72357
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-9572
Keywords: Face recognition, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, Representational similarity analysis, Insula, Fusiform gyrus, Composite face effect
Copyright Information: © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 14:16
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