Galit Yovel

Summary

Affiliation: Tel Aviv University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of the behavioral face-inversion effect
    Galit Yovel
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Curr Biol 15:2256-62. 2005
  2. pmc The representations of spacing and part-based information are associated for upright faces but dissociated for objects: evidence from individual differences
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:933-9. 2008
  3. doi request reprint The asymmetry of the fusiform face area is a stable individual characteristic that underlies the left-visual-field superiority for faces
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Neuropsychologia 46:3061-8. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Stimulation of category-selective brain areas modulates ERP to their preferred categories
    Boaz Sadeh
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Curr Biol 21:1894-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint The body inversion effect is mediated by face-selective, not body-selective, mechanisms
    Talia Brandman
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    J Neurosci 30:10534-40. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The role of lateral occipital face and object areas in the face inversion effect
    David Pitcher
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:3448-53. 2011
  7. doi request reprint A face inversion effect without a face
    Talia Brandman
    School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69987, Israel
    Cognition 125:365-72. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Hierarchical processing of face viewpoint in human visual cortex
    Vadim Axelrod
    School of Psychological Sciences, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69987, Israel
    J Neurosci 32:2442-52. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Why is the N170 enhanced for inverted faces? An ERP competition experiment
    Boaz Sadeh
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Neuroimage 53:782-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Nonpreferred stimuli modify the representation of faces in the fusiform face area
    Vadim Axelrod
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:746-56. 2011

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of the behavioral face-inversion effect
    Galit Yovel
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Curr Biol 15:2256-62. 2005
    ..Taken together, our data suggest that among the face-selective and object-selective regions, the FFA is a primary neural source of the behavioral FIE...
  2. pmc The representations of spacing and part-based information are associated for upright faces but dissociated for objects: evidence from individual differences
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:933-9. 2008
    ..These results may be consistent with the idea that faces are special, in that they are processed as nondecomposable wholes...
  3. doi request reprint The asymmetry of the fusiform face area is a stable individual characteristic that underlies the left-visual-field superiority for faces
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Neuropsychologia 46:3061-8. 2008
    ..We conclude that the FFA asymmetry is a highly stable individual characteristic that underlies the well-established left-visual-field superiority for face recognition...
  4. doi request reprint Stimulation of category-selective brain areas modulates ERP to their preferred categories
    Boaz Sadeh
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Curr Biol 21:1894-9. 2011
    ..Lastly, because early stimulation (60-100 ms) affected selectivity of a later ERP component (150-200 ms), the results could imply a feed-forward connection between occipital and temporal category-selective areas...
  5. doi request reprint The body inversion effect is mediated by face-selective, not body-selective, mechanisms
    Talia Brandman
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    J Neurosci 30:10534-40. 2010
    ..These results suggest a critical role for the head in the processing of human bodies...
  6. doi request reprint The role of lateral occipital face and object areas in the face inversion effect
    David Pitcher
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:3448-53. 2011
    ..The similar sensitivity of the OFA to upright and inverted faces is consistent with the hypothesis that the OFA processes facial features at an early stage of face processing...
  7. doi request reprint A face inversion effect without a face
    Talia Brandman
    School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69987, Israel
    Cognition 125:365-72. 2012
    ..These findings further suggest that the FIE can be generated by a contextually induced face percept at the face detection stage rather than the face identification stage...
  8. doi request reprint Hierarchical processing of face viewpoint in human visual cortex
    Vadim Axelrod
    School of Psychological Sciences, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69987, Israel
    J Neurosci 32:2442-52. 2012
    ..Our results support the notion of gradual emergence of view-invariant representation with invariance for mirror-symmetric images as an intermediate step and propose putative neural correlates of mirror-image confusion in the human brain...
  9. doi request reprint Why is the N170 enhanced for inverted faces? An ERP competition experiment
    Boaz Sadeh
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Neuroimage 53:782-9. 2010
    ..Taken together, these findings correspond with the hypothesis that inversion of the face leads to recruitment of additional mechanisms as early as at the N170 time-window...
  10. doi request reprint Nonpreferred stimuli modify the representation of faces in the fusiform face area
    Vadim Axelrod
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:746-56. 2011
    ..Future studies will determine whether this interaction is specific to faces or may be found for other object categories in category-selective areas...
  11. doi request reprint External facial features modify the representation of internal facial features in the fusiform face area
    Vadim Axelrod
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 69987, Israel
    Neuroimage 52:720-5. 2010
    ..These results indicate that to better understand real-life face recognition both external and internal features should be included...
  12. doi request reprint Event-related potential and functional MRI measures of face-selectivity are highly correlated: a simultaneous ERP-fMRI investigation
    Boaz Sadeh
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:1490-501. 2010
    ..Despite the very different time-scale of the fMRI and EEG signals, our data show that a correlation analysis across subjects may be informative with respect to the latency in which different brain regions process information...
  13. doi request reprint The challenge of localizing the anterior temporal face area: a possible solution
    Vadim Axelrod
    School of Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Neuroimage 81:371-80. 2013
    ..By using the procedure proposed here, a significant progress can be made in studying the neural correlates of face recognition. ..
  14. pmc A unified coding strategy for processing faces and voices
    Galit Yovel
    School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:263-71. 2013
    ..These findings emphasize a parsimonious principle of cerebral organization, where similar computational problems in different modalities are solved using similar solutions...
  15. doi request reprint Diminished neural sensitivity to irregular facial expression in first-episode schizophrenia
    Maya Bleich-Cohen
    Functional Brain Center, Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:2606-16. 2009
    ..We assumed that the FG in schizophrenia will show reduced repetition related sensitivity to transfigured-bizarre faces, while having overall normal response to faces...
  16. doi request reprint It's all in your head: why is the body inversion effect abolished for headless bodies?
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 69978 Israel
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:759-67. 2010
    ..We conclude that intact discrimination of body posture relies heavily on the head position. Our findings also imply that the BIE and the face inversion effect may be generated by different mechanisms...
  17. ncbi request reprint Specialized face perception mechanisms extract both part and spacing information: evidence from developmental prosopagnosia
    Galit Yovel
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:580-93. 2006
    ..In summary, our data clearly support face-specific holistic hypothesis by showing that face perception mechanisms extract both part and spacing information...
  18. doi request reprint Do object-category selective regions in the ventral visual stream represent perceived distance information?
    Elinor Amit
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, William James Hall 1484, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    Brain Cogn 80:201-13. 2012
    ..More broadly, our findings imply that distance information is inherent to object recognition...
  19. pmc The fusiform face area: a cortical region specialized for the perception of faces
    Nancy Kanwisher
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:2109-28. 2006
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  20. doi request reprint The structure of face--space is tolerant to lighting and viewpoint transformations
    Idan Blank
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Vis 11:1-13. 2011
    ..Thus, recognizing faces under varying viewing conditions may only require similarity evaluations within--rather than across--different transformations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Face perception: domain specific, not process specific
    Galit Yovel
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuron 44:889-98. 2004
    ..These findings indicate that face perception mechanisms are not process specific for parts or configuration but are domain specific for face stimuli per se...
  22. doi request reprint The shape of facial features and the spacing among them generate similar inversion effects: a reply to Rossion (2008)
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69987 Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 132:293-9. 2009
    ..These findings together with other data that are discussed are consistent with the idea that the shape of facial features and the spacing among them are integrated rather than dissociated in the holistic representation of faces...
  23. ncbi request reprint Rapid object category adaptation during unlabelled classification
    David Hadas
    School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel
    Perception 39:1230-9. 2010
    ..Subjects exposed to the new protocol replaced a prelearned face with an entirely different face within just 3 days, significantly faster than in previous reports...
  24. doi request reprint Can massive but passive exposure to faces contribute to face recognition abilities?
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 38:285-9. 2012
    ..It is therefore the quality--not the quantity--of exposure that determines recognition abilities...
  25. ncbi request reprint The role of skin colour in face recognition
    Yair Bar-Haim
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Perception 38:145-8. 2009
    ..We show that, despite the notion that skin colour plays a major role in categorising faces into own and other-race faces, its effect on face recognition is minor relative to differences across races in facial features...
  26. ncbi request reprint TMS evidence for the involvement of the right occipital face area in early face processing
    David Pitcher
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University College London, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 17:1568-73. 2007
    ..Accuracy dropped when pulses were delivered at 60 and 100 ms only. These findings indicate that the rOFA processes face-part information at an early stage in the face-processing stream...
  27. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of the butcher-on-the-bus phenomenon: when a face seems familiar but is not remembered
    Galit Yovel
    Department of Psychology and Institute for Neuroscience, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 2710, USA
    Neuroimage 21:789-800. 2004
    ..These similarities between electrophysiological correlates of pure familiarity and recollection suggest that familiarity with faces may arise by virtue of a subset of the neural processing responsible for recollection...
  28. pmc What's in a face? Effects of stimulus duration and inversion on face processing in schizophrenia
    Pamela D Butler
    Cognitive Neuroscience and Schizophrenia Program, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY 10962, United States
    Schizophr Res 103:283-92. 2008
    ..Similar inversion effects for face part and spacing for both groups suggest that they are using the same holistic face processing mechanism...
  29. ncbi request reprint Facilitation and disruption of lateralized syllable processing by unattended stimuli in the opposite visual field
    Jerre Levy
    University of Chicago, 5848 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Brain Lang 85:432-40. 2003
    ..However, asymmetric encoding strategies are different for attended and unattended syllables...
  30. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of the left-visual-field superiority in face perception appear at multiple stages of face processing
    Galit Yovel
    University of Chicago, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 15:462-74. 2003
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