All Publications (Papers)

Also have a look at our chapters (including reviews on prosopagnosia, other-race face effect, neuroimaging of face perception, N170, ...) 


2017/ in press

Ramon, M.Busigny, T., Gosselin, F., Rossion, B. (in press). Visual Cognition. All new kids on the block? Impaired holistic processing of personnally familiar faces in a kindergarten teach with acquired prosopagnosia. Visual Cognition. [PDF]

Gentile, F., Ales, J., & Rossion, B. (in press). Being BOLD: the neural dynamics of face perception. Human Brain Mapping[[PDF]

Dzhelyova, M., Jacques, C., Rossion, B. (in press). At a single glance: fast periodic visual stimulation uncovers the spatio-temporal dynamics of brief facial expression changes in the human brain. Cerebral Cortex. [PDF]

Palermo, R., Rossion, B., Rhodes, G., Laguesse, R., Tez, T., Hall, B., Albonico, A., Malaspina, M., Daini, R., Irons, J., Al-Janabi, S., Taylor, L.C., Rivolta, D., McKone, E. (2017). Do people have insight into their face recognition abilities? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 218-233. [PDF]


Retter, T.L. & Rossion, B. (2016). Uncovering the neural magnitude and spatio-temporal dynamics of natural image categorization in a fast visual stream. Neuropsychologia, 91, 9-28. [PDF]

Weiner, K., Jonas, J., Gomez, J., Maillard, L., Brissart, H., Hossu, G., Jacques, C., Loftus, D., Colnat-Coubois, S., Stigliani, A., Barnett, M., Grill-Spector, K. Rossion, B. (2016). The face-processing network is resilient to focal resection of human visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience,  36, 8425-8440.[PDF]

Lochy, A., Van Reybroeck, M., Rossion, B. (2016). Left cortical specialization for visual letter strings predicts rudimentary knowledge of letter-sound association in preschoolers. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113, 8544-8549. [PDF]

Jonas, J.*, Jacques, C.*, Liu-Shuang, J., Brissart, H., Colnat-Coulbois, S., Maillard, L., Rossion, B. (2016). A face-selective ventral occipito-temporal map of the human brain with intracerebral potentials. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113, E4088-E4097. [PDF]

Jacques, C.*, Retter, T.L.*, Rossion, B. (2016). A single glance at a face generates larger and qualitatively different category-selective spatio-temporal signatures than other ecologically-relevant categories in the human brain. NeuroImage, 137, 21-33. [PDF]

Deouell, L.Y., Grill-Spector, K., Malach, R., Murray, M.M., Rossion, B. (2016). Introduction to the special issue on functional selectivity in perceptual and cognitive systems - a tribute to Shlomo Bentin (1946-2012). Neuropsychologia, 83, 1-4. [PDF]

Lavallée, M.M., Gandini, D., Rouleau, I., Vallet, G.T., Joanette, M., Kergoat, M.J., Busigny, T., Rossion, B., Joubert, S. (2016). A qualitative impairment in face perception in Alzheimer's disease: evidence from a reduced face inversion effect. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 51, 1225-1236. [PDF]

Retter, T. L. & Rossion, B. (2016). Visual adaptation provides objective electrophysiological evidence of facial identity discrimination. Cortex, 80, 35-50. [PDF]

Liu-Shuang, J., Torfs, K., Rossion, B. (2016). An objective electrophysiological marker of face individualisation impairment in acquired prosopagnosia with fast periodic visual stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 83, 100-113. [PDF]

Alp, N., Kogo, N., Van Belle, G., Wagemans, J., Rossion, B. (2016). Frequency tagging yields an objective neural signature of Getalt formation. Brain and Cognition, 104, 15-24. [PDF]


- Pourquoi nous ne sommes pas tous physionomistes (interview with P. Lambert, La Recherche, July-August 2015)?

Nemrodov, D., Jacques, C., Rossion, B. (2015). Temporal dynamics of repetition suppression to individual faces presented at a fast periodic rate. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98, 35-43.[PDF]

Jonas, J., Rossion, B., Brissart, H., Frismand, S., Jacques, C., Hossu, G., Colnat-Coulbois, S., Vespignani, Vignal, Maillard, L. (2015). Beyond the core face-processing network: intracerebral stimulation of a face-slective area in the right anterior fusiform gyrus elicits transient prosopagnosia. Cortex, 72,140-155. [PDF] [VIDEOS]

Ramon, M., Vizioli, L., Liu-Shuang, J., Rossion, B. (2015). Neural microgenesis of personal familiar face recognition. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 112, E4835-44. [PDF]

Quadflieg, S., Gentile, F., Rossion, B. (2015). The neural basis of perceiving person interactions. Cortex, 70, 5-20.[PDF]

de Heering, A. & Rossion, B. (2015). Rapid categorization of natural face images in the infant right hemisphere. eLife 2015;4;e06564. [PDF]

Taubert, J., Van Belle, G., Vanduffel, W., Rossion, B., & Vogels, R. (2015). Neural correlate of the Thatcher face illusion in a monkey face-selective patch. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 9872-9878.[PDF]

Retter, T.L. & Rossion, B. (2015). Global shape information increases but color information decreases the composite face effect. Perception, 44, 511–528. [PDF] [STIMULI]

REVIEW Norcia, A.M., Appelbaum, L.G., Ales, J.M., Cottereau, B., Rossion, B. (2015). The steady-state visual evoked potential in vision research: a review. Journal of Vision, 15(6):4, 1-46. [PDF]

Rossion, B. & Retter, T.L. (2015). Holistic face perception: mind the gap ! Visual Cognition, 23, 379-398. [PDF] [STIMULI]

Jiang, F., Badler, J., Righi, G., Rossion, B. (2015). Category search speeds up face-selective fMRI responses in a non-hierarchical cortical face network. Cortex, 66, 69-80.[PDF]

Liu-Shuang, J., Ales, J.M., Rossion, B., Norcia, A.M. (2015). Separable effects of inversion and contrast reversal on face detection thresholds and reponse functions: a sweep VEP study. Journal of Vision, 10;15(2). pii: 11. doi: 10.1167/15.2.11. [PDF]

Caharel, S., Collet, K., & Rossion, B. (2015). The early visual encoding of a face (N170) is viewpoint-dependent: a parametric ERP-adaptation study. Biological Psychology, 106, 18-27. [PDF]

Taubert, J., Van Belle, G., Vanduffel, W., Rossion, B., Vogels, R. (2015). The effect of face inversion for neurons inside and outside fMRI-defined face-selective cortical regions. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 1644-1655.[PDF]

Dormal, G., Lepore, F., Harissi-Dagher, Albouy, G., Bertone, A., Rossion, B., Collignon, O. (2015). Tracking the evolution of crossmodal plasticity and visual functions before and after sight restoration. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 1727-1742.[PDF]

Van Belle, G., Lefevre, P., & Rossion, B. (2015). Face inversion and acquired prosopagnosia reduce the size of the perceptual field of view. Cognition, 136, 403-408. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Torfs, K., Jacques, C., Liu-Shuang, J.  (2015). Fast periodic presentation of natural face images reveals a robust face-selective electrophysiological response in the human brain. Journal of Vision, 15, 1, 18. [PDFNatural Face Stimuli used in the study

Lochy, A., Van Belle, G., & Rossion, B. (2015). A robust index of lexical representation in the left occipito-temporal cortex as evidenced by EEG responses to fast periodic visual stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 66, 18-31. [PDF]

Liu-Shuang, J., Ales, J.M., Rossion, B., Norcia, A.M. (2015). The effect of contrast polarity reversal on face detection: evidence of perceptual asymmetry from sweep VEP. Vision Research, 108, 8-19. [PDF]



REVIEW Rossion, B. (2014). Understanding face perception by means of prosopagnosia and neuroimaging. Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Ed.); 6-308-317. [PDF]

Jonas, J., Rossion, B., Krieg, J., Koessler, L., Colnat-Coulbois, S., Maillard, L., Frismand, S., Colnat-Coulbois, S., Vignal, J.-P., Vespignani, H., Jacques, C., Brissart, H., Maillard, L. (2014). Intracerebral electrical stimulation of a face-selective area in the right inferior occipital cortex impairs individual face discrimination. NeuroImage, 99, 487-497. [PDF] [videos]

Dzhelyova, M. & Rossion, B. (2014). The effect of parametric stimulus size variation on individual face discrimination indexed by fast periodic visual stimuliation. BMC Neuroscience, 15:87, 1-12. [PDF]

Dzhelyova, M. & Rossion, B. (2014). Supra-additive contribution of shape and surface information to individual face discrimination as revealed by fast periodic visual stimulation. Journal of Vision14(14):15, 1–14. [PDF]

Boremanse, A., Norcia, A.M., Rossion, B. (2014). Dissociation of part-based and integrated neural responses to faces by means of EEG frequency-tagging. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40, 2987-2997. [PDF][video].

REVIEW Rossion, B. (2014). Understanding face perception by means of human electrophysiology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences18, 310-318. [PDF

Jonas, J., Maillard, L., Frismand, S., Colnat-Coulbois, S., Vespignani, H., Rossion, B., Vignal, J.-P. (2014). Self-face hallucination evoked by electrical stimulation of the human brain. Neurology83(4), 336-338. [PDF] [videos]

Jonas, J., Frismand, S., Vignal, J.-P., Colnat-Coulbois, S., Koessler, L., Vespignani, H., Rossion, B., Maillard, L.  (2014). Right hemispheric dominance of visual phenomena evoked by intracerebral stimulation of the human visual cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 3360-3371. [PDF

REVIEW Rossion, B. (2014). Understanding individual face discrimination by means of fast periodic visual stimulation. Experimental Brain Research 232, 1599-1621. [PDF

Busigny, T., Van Belle, G., Jemel, B., Hosein, A., Joubert, S., Rossion, B. (2014). Face-specific impairment in holistic perception following focal lesion of the right anterior temporal lobe. Neuropsychologia56, 312-333. [PDF

Gentile, F., & Rossion, B. (2014). Temporal frequency tuning of cortical face-sensitive areas for individual face perception. NeuroImage, 90, 256-265. [PDF]

Liu-Shuang, J., Norcia, A.M.,  Rossion, B. (2014). An objective index of individual face discrimination in the right occipito-temporal cortex by means of fast periodic visual stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 52, 57-72. [PDF]

Caharel, S., Ramon, M., Rossion, B. (2014). Face familiarity decisions take 200ms in the human brain: electrophysiological evidence from a go/no-go speeded task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience26, 81-95. [PDF]



Michel, C., Rossion, B., Bülthoff, I, Hayward, W., Vuong, Q. (2013). The contribution of shape and surface information in the other-race face effect. Visual Cognition, 21, 1202-1223.  [PDF]

Laguesse, R. & Rossion, B. (2013). Face perception is whole or none: disentangling the role of spatial contiguity and inter-features distances in the composite face illusionPerception, 42, 1013-1026. [PDF]

Prieto, E.A, Van Belle, G., Liu-Shuang, J., Norcia, A.M., Rossion, B. (2013). The 6Hz fundamental frequency rate for individual face discirmination in the right occipito-temporal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2863-2975. [PDF]

Boremanse, A., Norcia, A.M., Rossion, B. (2013). An objective signature for visual binding of face parts in the human brain. Journal of Vision (11):6, 1-18.[PDF][video].

Rossion, B. (2013). The composite face illusion: a whole window into our understanding of holistic face perception. Visual Cognition, 21, 139-253. [PDF] [table_of_ contentsee our WEBPAGE, and our COMPOSITE FACE STIMULI

Bukowski, H., Dricot, L., Hanseeuw, B., & Rossion, B. (2013). Cerebral lateralization of face-sensitive areas in left-handers: only the FFA does not get in right. Cortex, 49, 2853-2859. [PDF]

Kovács, G.,  Zimmer, M., Volberg, G., Lavric, I., Rossion, B. (2013). Electrophysiological correlates of visual adaptation and sensory competition. Neuropsychologia, 51, 1488-1496. [PDF]

Quadflieg, S., Vermeulen, N., & Rossion, B. (2013). Differential Reliance on the Duchenne Marker During Smile Evaluations and Person Judgments. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 37, 69-77. [PDF



Ales, J., Farzin, F., Rossion, B., Norcia, A.M. (2012). An objective method for measuring face detection thresholds using the sweep steady-state evoked response. Journal of Vision, 12(10):18, 1–18. [PDF]

de Heering, A. Aljuhanay, A., Rossion, B., Pascalis, O. (2012). Early deafness increases the face inversion effect but does not modulate the composite face effect. Front Psychol. 2012;3:124 [PDF]

de Heering, A., Rossion, B., Maurer, D. (2012). Developmental changes in face recognition during childhood: evidence from upright and inverted faces. Cognitive Development, 27, 17-27. [PDF]

Jonas, J., Descoins, M., Koessler, L., Colnat-Coulbois, S., Sauvee, M., Guye, M., Vignal, J-P., Vespignani, H., Rossion, B., Maillard, L. (2012). Focal electrical intracerebral stimulation of a face-sensitive area causes transient prosopagnosia. Neuroscience, 222, 281-288. [PDF] [video 1] [video 2]

Laguesse, R., Dormal, G., Biervoye, A., Kuefner, D., Rossion, B. (2012). Extensive visual training in adulthood significantly reduces the face inversion effect. Journal of Vision, 12:14, 1-13. [PDF]

Quadflieg, S., Todorov, A., Laguesse, R., Rossion, B. (2012). Normal face-based judgments of social characteristics despite impaired holistic face processing. Visual Cognition, 20, 865-882. [PDF]

Ramon M., & Rossion, B. (2012). Hemisphere-dependent holistic processing of familiar facesBrain and Cognition, 78, 1-13. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Alonso-Prieto, E., Boremanse, A., Kuefner, D., Van Belle, G. (2012). A steady-state visual evoked potential approach to individual face perception: effect of inversion, contrast-reversal and temporal dynamicsNeuroImage, 63, 1585-1600. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Hanseeuw, B., Dricot, L. (2012). Defining face perception areas in the human brain: a large-scale factorial fMRI face localizer analysis. Brain and Cognition, 79, 138-157. [PDF]



Busigny, T. & Rossion, B. (2011). Holistic processing impairment can be restricted to faces in acquired prosopagnosia: Evidence from the global/local Navon effect. Journal of Neuropsychology, 5, 1-14. [PDF]

Caharel, S., Jacques, C., d'Arripe, O., Ramon, M., & Rossion, B. (2011). Early electrophysiological correlates of adaptation to personally familiar and unfamiliar faces across viewpoint changes. Brain Research, 1387: 85-98. [PDF]

Jiang, F., Blanz, V., Rossion, B. (2011). Holistic processing of shape cues in face identification: evidence from face inversion, composite faces and acquired prosopagnosia. Visual Cognition, 19, 1003-1034. [PDF]

Jiang, F., Dricot, L., Weber, J., Righi, G., Tarr, M.J., Goebel, R., Rossion, B. (2011). Face categorization in visual scenes may start in a higher order area of the right fusiform gyrus: evidence from dynamic visual stimulation in neuroimaging. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106, 2720-2736. [PDF] [stimuli as figures] [video]

Prieto, E.A., Caharel, S., Henson, R., Rossion, B. (2011). Early (N170/M170) face-sensitivity despite right lateral occipital brain damage in acquired prosopagnosia. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 5:138. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00138 [PDF]

Ramon, M., Caharel, S., & Rossion, B. (2011). The speed of personally familiar face recognition. Perception, 40, 437-449. [PDF]

Rossion, B. & Boremanse, A. (2011). Robust sensitivity to facial identity in the right human occipito-temporal cortex as revealed by steady-state visual-evoked potentials. Journal of Vision. 11(2):16, 1–21. [PDF]

Rossion, B. & Caharel, S. (2011). ERP evidence for the speed of face categorization in the human brain: disentangling the contribution of low-level visual cues from face perception. Vision Research, 51, 1297-1311 [PDF]

Rossion, B., Dricot, L., Goebel, R., Busigny, T. (2011). Holistic face categorization in higher-level cortical visual areas of the normal and prosopagnosic brain: towards a non-hierarchical view of face perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4:225. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00225. [PDF]

Van Belle, G., Busigny, T., Lefèvre, P., Joubert, S., Felician, O., Gentile, F., Rossion, B. (2011). Impairment of holistic face percetion following right occipito-temporal damage in prosopagnosia: converging evidence from gaze-contingency. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3145-3150. [PDF][video: mask] [video: window]



Busigny, T., Graf, M., Mayer, E., Rossion, B. (2010). Acquired prosopagnosia as a face-specific disorder: Ruling out the general visual similarity account . Neuropsychologia, 48, 2051-2067. [PDF] [video: vegetables] [video: memory game]

Busigny, T., Joubert, S., Felician, O., Ceccaldi, M., Rossion, B. (2010). Holistic perception of the individual face is specific and necessary: evidence from an extensive case study of acquired prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 48, 4057-4092. [PDF]

Busigny, T. & Rossion, B. (2010). Acquired prosopagnosia abolishes the face inversion effect. Cortex, 46, 965-981. [PDF]

Busigny, T. & Rossion, B. (2010). Acquired prosopagnosia is not due to a general impairment in fine-grained recognition of exemplars of a visually homogeneous category. Behavioural Neurology, 23, 229-231. [PDF]

de Heering, A., de Liedekerke, C., Deboni, M., Rossion, B. (2010). The role of experience during childhood in shaping the other-race face effect. Developmental Science, 13, 181-187. [PDF]

Jacques, C., Rossion, B. (2010). Misaligning face halves increases and delays the N170 specifically for upright faces: implications for the nature of early face representations. Brain Research, 1318, 96-109. [PDF]

Kuefner, D., de Heering, A., Jacques, C., Palmero-Soler, E., Rossion, B. (2010). Early visually evoked electrophysiological responses over the human brain (P1, N170) show stable patterns of face-sensitivity from 4 years to adulthood. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 3:67. doi:10.3389/neuro.09.067.2009 [PDF]

Kuefner, D., Jacques, C., Prieto, E.A., Rossion, B. (2010). Electrophysiological correlates of the composite face illusion: disentangling perceptual and decisional components of holistic face processing in the human brain. Brain and Cognition, 74, 225-238. [PDF]

Michel, C., Corneille, O., Rossion, B. (2010). Holistic face encoding is modulated by perceived face race: evidence from perceptual adaptation. Visual Cognition, 18, 434-455. [PDF]

Ramon, M., Busigny, T., Rossion, B. (2010). Impaired holistic processing of unfamiliar individual faces in acquired prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 48, 933-944. [PDF]

Ramon, M., Dricot, L., Rossion, B. (2010). Personally familiar faces are perceived categorically in face-selective regions other than the FFA. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 1587-1598. [PDF]

Ramon, M., Rossion, B. (2010). Impaired processing of relative distances between features and of the eye region in acquired prosopagnosia—two sides of the same holistic coin? Cortex, 46, 374-389. [PDF]

Rossion, B. & Curran, T. (2010). Visual expertise with pictures of cars correlates with RT magnitude of the car inversion effect. Perception, 39, 173-183. [PDF]

Schiltz, C., Dricot, L., Goebel, R., & Rossion, B. (2010). Holistic perception of individual faces in the right middle fusiform gyrus as evidenced by the composite face illusion. Journal of Vision, 10(2):25, 1-16. [PDF]

Taschereau-Dumouchel, V., Rossion, B., Schyns, P.G., Gosselin, F.(2010). Interattribute distances do not represent the identity of real-world faces. Front. Psychology 1:159. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00159. [PDF]

Van Belle, G., de Graef, P., Verfaillie, K., Busigny, T., Rossion, B. (2010). Whole not hole: expert face recognition requires holistic perception. Neuropsychologia, 48, 2609-2620. [PDF] [video: mask] [video: window]

Van Belle, G., de Graef, P., Verfaillie, K., Rossion, B., Lefèvre, P. (2010). Face inversion impairs holistic perception: Evidence from gaze-contingent stimulation. Journal of Vision. May 1;10. pii: 10.5.10. doi: 10.1167/10.5.10. [PDF]

Van Belle, G., Lefèvre, P.,Laguesse, R., Busigny, T., de Graef, P., Verfaillie, K. (2010). Feature-based processing of personally familiar faces in prosopagnosia: Evidence from eyegaze contingency. Behavioural Neurology, 23, 255-257. [PDF]

Van Belle, G.*, Ramon, M.*, Lefèvre, P., Rossion, B. (2010). Fixation patterns during recognition of personally familiar and unfamiliar faces. Frontiers in Cognitive Science. (* equal contribution). Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00020 [PDF]



Busigny, T., Robaye, L., Dricot, L.., Rossion, B. (2009). Right anterior temporal lobe atrophy and person-based semantic defect: a detailed case study. Neurocase, 30, 1-24. [PDF]

Caharel, S., d'Arripe, O., Ramon, M., Jacques, C., Rossion, B. (2009). Early adaptation to unfamiliar faces across viewpoint changes in the right hemisphere: evidence from the N170 ERP component. Neuropsychologia, 47, 639-643. [PDF]

Caharel, S., Jiang, F., Blanz, V., Rossion, B. (2009). Recognizing an individual face: 3D shape contributes earlier than 2D surface reflectance information. NeuroImage, 47, 1809-1818. [PDF]

Goffaux, V., Rossion, B., Sorger, B., Schiltz, C., Goebel, R. (2009). Face inversion disrupts the perception of vertical relations between features in the right human occipito-temporal cortex. Journal of Neuropsychology, 3, 45-67. [PDF]

Jacques, C., Rossion, B. (2009). The initial representation of individual faces in the right occipito-temporal cortex is holistic: electrophysiological evidence from the composite face illusion. Journal of Vision, 9(6):8, 1–16. [PDF]

Jiang, F., Dricot, L., Blanz, V., Goebel, R., Rossion, B. (2009). Neural correlates of shape and surface reflectance information in individual faces. Neuroscience, 163, 1078-1091. [PDF]

Rossion, B. (2009). Distinguishing the cause and consequence of face inversion: the perceptual field hypothesis. Acta Psychologica, 132, 300-312. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Kaiser, M.D., Bub, D., Tanaka, J.W. (2009). Is the loss of diagnosticity of the eye region a common aspect of acquired prosopagnosia?Journal of Neuropsychology, 3, 69-78. [PDF]

Steeves, J., Dricot, L., Goltz, H., Sorger, B., Peters, J., Milner, D., Goodale, M.-A., Goebel, R., Rossion, B. (2009). Abnormal face identity coding in the middle fusiform gyrus of two brain-damaged prosopagnosic patients. Neuropsychologia, 47, 2584-2592. [PDF]



de Heering, A. & Rossion, B. (2008). Prolonged visual experience in adulthood modulates holistic face perception. PLOS One, 3(5):e2317. [PDF]

de Heering, A., Rossion, B., Turati, C., Simion, F., (2008). Holistic face processing can be independent of gaze behavior: Evidence from the face composite effect. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 183-195. [PDF]

de Heering, A., Turati, C., Rossion, B., Bulf, H., Goffaux, V., & Simion, F. (2008). Newborns' face recognition is based on spatial frequencies below 0.5 cycles per degree. Cognition, 106, 444-454. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Dricot, L., Sorger, B., Schiltz, C., Goebel, R., Rossion, B. (2008). The roles of “face” and “non-face” areas during individual face perception: evidence by fMRI adaptation in a brain-damaged prosopagnosic patient. NeuroImage, 40, 318-332. [PDF]

Maurer, U., Rossion, B., McCandliss, B. (2008). Category specificity in early perception: face and word N170 responses differ in both lateralization and habituation properties. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2:18. [PDF]

Orban de Xivry, J.-J., Ramon, M., Lefèvre, P., Rossion, B. (2008). Reduced fixation on the upper area of personally familiar faces following acquired prosopagnosia. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 245-268. [PDF]

REVIEW Rossion, B. (2008). Picture-plane inversion leads to qualitative changes of face perception. Acta Psychologica, 128, 274-289. [PDF]

REVIEW Rossion, B. (2008). Constraining the cortical face network by neuroimaging studies of acquired prosopagnosia. NeuroImage, 40, 423-426. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Boremanse, A. (2008). Nonlinear relationship between holistic processing of individual faces and picture-plane rotation: evidence from the face composite illusion. Journal of Vision, 8(4):3, 1-13,, doi:10.1167/8.4.3. [PDF]

REVIEW Rossion, B. & Jacques, C. (2008). Does physical interstimulus variance account for early electrophysiological face sensitive responses in the human brain? Ten lessons on the N170. NeuroImage, 39, 1959-1979. [PDF]



Bentin, S., Taylor, M.J. Rousselet, G.A., Itier, R.J., Caldara, R., Schyns, P.G., Jacques, C. & Rossion, B. (2007). Much ado about nothing: controlling interstimulus perceptual variance does not abolish N170 face sensitivity, Nature Neuroscience, 10, 801-802. [PDF] [+ supplementary figures 1 2 3 4]

de Heering , A. & Houthuys, S. & Rossion, B. (2007). Holistic face processing is mature at 4 years of age: evidence from the composite face effect. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 96, 57-70. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Goffaux, V. & Rossion, B. (2007). Face inversion disproportionately impairs the perception of vertical but not horizontal relations between features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33, 995-1002. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Jacques, C. d'Arripe, O., Rossion, B. (2007). The time course of the inversion effect during individual face discrimination. Journal of Vision, 7(8):3, 1-9,, doi:10.1167/7.8.3. [PDF]

Jacques, C. & Rossion, B. (2007). Electrophysiological evidence for temporal dissociation between spatial attention and sensory competition during human face processing. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 1055-1065. [PDF]

Jacques, C. & Rossion, B. (2007). Early electrophysiological responses to multiple face orientations correlate with individual discrimination performance in humans. NeuroImage, 36, 863-876. [PDF]

Michel, C., Corneille, O., Rossion, B. (2007). Race categorization modulates holistic encoding. Cognitive Science, 31, 911-924. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Collins, D., Goffaux, V., Curran, T. (2007). Long-term expertise with artificial objects increases visual competition with early face categorization processes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 543 - 555. [PDF] [slideshow summary] [draft in color]

Sorger, B., Goebel, R., Schiltz, C., Rossion, B. (2007). Understanding the functional neuroanatomy of prosopagnosia . NeuroImage, 35, 836 - 852. [PDF]



Caldara, R., Seghier, M.L., Rossion, B., Lazeyras, F., Michel, C., Hauert, C.A. (2006). The fusiform face area is tuned for curvilinear patterns with more high-contrasted elements in the upper part. NeuroImage, 31, 313-319. [PDF]

Goffaux, V. & Rossion, B. (2006). Faces are “spatial”- holistic face perception is supported by low spatial frequencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 1023-1039. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Jacques, C. & Rossion, B. (2006). The speed of individual face categorization. Psychological Science,17, 485-492. [PDF]

Jacques, C. & Rossion, B. (2006). The time course of visual competition to the presentation of centrally fixated faces. Journal of Vision, 6, 154-162. [PDF]

Joyce, C.A., Schyns, P.G., Gosselin, F., Cottrell, G.W., Rossion, B. (2006). Early selection of diagnostic facial information in the human visual cortex. Vision Research, 46, 800-813. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Mazard, A., Schiltz, C ., Rossion, B. (2006). Recovery from adaptation to facial identity is larger for upright than inverted faces in the human occipito-temporal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 44, 912-922. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Michel, C., Caldara, R., Rossion, B. (2006). Same-race faces are perceived more holistically than other-race faces. Visual Cognition, 14, 55-73. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Michel, C., Rossion, B., Han, J., Chung, C-S., Caldara, R. (2006). Holistic processing is finely tuned for faces of our own race. Psychological Science, 17, 608-615. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Schiltz, C. & Rossion, B. (2006). Faces are represented holistically in the human occipito-temporal cortex. NeuroImage, 32, 1385-1394. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Schiltz C, Sorger B, Caldara R, Ahmed F, Mayer E, Goebel R, Rossion B. (2006). Impaired face discrimination in acquired prosopagnosia is associated with abnormal response to individual faces in the right middle fusiform gyrus. Cerebral Cortex, 16, 574-586. [PDF] [slideshow summary]


Caldara, R., Schyns, P., Mayer, M., Smith, M., Gosselin, F., Rossion, B. (2005). Does prosopagnosia take the eyes out from faces? Evidence for a defect in the use of diagnostic facial information in a brain-damaged patient. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 1652-1666. [PDF]

Goffaux V., Hault, B., Michel, C., Vuong, Q. C., Rossion, B. (2005). The respective role of low and high spatial frequencies in supporting configural and featural processing of faces. Perception, 34, 77-86. [PDF]

Goffaux, V., Jacques, C., Mouraux, A., Oliva, A., Schyns, P. G., Rossion, B. (2005). Diagnostic Colors Contribute to the Early Stages of Scenes Categorization: Behavioral and Neurophysiological Evidence. Visual Cognition, 12, 878-892. [PDF]

Joyce, C. A. & Rossion, B. (2005). The face-sensitive N170 and VPP components manifest the same brain processes: The effect of reference electrode site. Clinical Neurophysiology, 116, 2613-2631. [PDF]

Schuller, A. M. & Rossion, B. (2005). Spatial attention triggered by eye gaze enhances and speeds up visual processing in upper and lower visual fields beyond early striate visual processing. Clinical Neurophysiology, 116, 2565-2576. [PDF]



Caldara, R., Rossion, B., Bovet, P., Hauert, C. A. (2004). Event-related potentials and the time course of the "other-race" face classification advantage. Neuroreport, 15, 905-910. [PDF]

Delvenne, J.-F., Seron, X., Coyette, F., Rossion, B. (2004). Evidence for perceptual deficits in associative visual (prosop)agnosia: a single-case study. Neuropsychologia, 42, 597-612. [PDF]

Goffaux, V., Mouraux, A., Desmet, S., Rossion, B. (2004). Human non-phase-locked gamma oscillations in experience-based perception of visual scenes. Neuroscience Letters, 354, 14-17. [PDF]

Horovitz, S.G., Rossion, B., Skudlarski, P., Gore, J.C. (2004). Parametric design and correlational analyses help integrating fMRI and electrophysiological data during face processing. NeuroImage, 22, 1587-1595. [PDF]

Jacques, C. & Rossion, B. (2004). Concurrent processing reveals competition between visual representations of faces. Neuroreport, 15, 2417-2421. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Rossion, B., Kung, C.-C., Tarr, M.J. (2004). Visual expertise with nonface objects leads to competition with the early perceptual processing of faces in the human occipitotemporal cortex. PNAS, 101, 14521-14526. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Rossion, B. & Pourtois, G. (2004). Revisiting Snodgrass and Vanderwart’s object databank : the role of surface detail in basic level object recognition. Perception, 33, 217-236. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Schuller, A.-M. & Rossion, B. (2004). Perception of static eye gaze direction facilitates subsequent early visual processing. Clinical Neurophysiology, 115, 1161-1168. [PDF]


Goffaux, V., Gauthier, I., Rossion, B. (2003). Spatial scale contribution to early visual differences between face and object processing. Cognitive Brain Research, 16, 416-424. [PDF]

Goffaux, V., Jemel, B., Jacques, C., Rossion, B., Schyns, P.G. (2003). ERP evidence for task modulations on face perceptual processing at different spatial scales. Cognitive Science, 27, 313-325. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Caldara, R., Seghier, M., Schuller, A.-M., Lazeyras, F., Mayer, E. (2003). A network of occipito-temporal face-sensitive areas besides the right middle fusiform gyrus is necessary for normal face processing. Brain Journal of Neurology, 126, 2381-2395. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Rossion, B., Joyce, C.J., Cottrell, G.W., Tarr, M.J. (2003). Early lateralization and orientation tuning for face, word and object processing in the visual cortex. NeuroImage, 20, 1609-1624. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Schiltz, C., Crommelinck, M. (2003). The functionally defined ‘face areas’ are sensitive to long-term visual familiarity. NeuroImage, 19, 877-883.  [PDF]



Rossion, B. (2002). Is sex categorisation from faces really parallel to face recognition ? Visual Cognition, 9, 1003-1020. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Curran, T., Gauthier, I. (2002). A defense of the subordinate-level expertise account for the N170 component. Cognition, 85, 189-196. [PDF]

Rossion, B. & Gauthier, I. (2002). How does the brain process upright and inverted faces? Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews, 1, 63-75. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Gauthier, I., Goffaux, V., Tarr, M.-J., Crommelinck, M. (2002). Expertise training with novel objects leads to face-like electrophysiological responses. Psychological Science, 13, 250-257. [PDF]




Rossion, B., Schiltz, C., Robaye, R., Pirenne, D., Crommelinck, M. (2001). How does the brain discriminate familiar and unfamiliar faces: a PET study of face categorical perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13, 1019-1034. [PDF]

Schuller, A. M. & Rossion, B. (2001). Spatial attention triggered by eye gaze increases and speeds up early visual activity. Neuroreport, 12, 2381-2386. [PDF]


Campanella, C., Hanoteau, C., Depy, D., Rossion, B., Bruyer, R., Crommelinck, M, Guérit, J.-M. (2000). Right N170 modulation in a face discrimination task: how to account for categorical perception of familiar faces, Psychophysiology, 37, 796-806. [PDF]

Rossion, B., de Gelder, B., Dricot, L., Zoontjes, R., De Volder, A., Bodart, J.-M., Crommelinck, M. (2000). Hemispheric asymmetries for whole-based and part-based face processing in the human fusiform gyrus, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 793-802. [PDF] [slideshow summary]

Rossion, B., Gauthier, I.,Tarr, M.J., Despland, P.-A., Linotte, S., Bruyer, R., Crommelinck, M. (2000). The N170 occipito-temporal component is enhanced and delayed to inverted faces but not to inverted objects: an electrophysiological account of face-specific processes in the human brain, Neuroreport, 11, 1-6. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Pourtois, G., de Gelder, B., Guérit, J.-M., Weiskrantz, L. (2000). Early extrastriate activity without V1 in humans, Neuroscience Letters, 279, 1-4. [PDF]



Dubois, S., Rossion, B., Schiltz, C., Bodart, J.M., Michel, C., Bruyer, R., Crommelinck, M. (1999). Effect of familiarity on the processing of human faces. Neuroimage, 9, 278-289. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Campanella, S., Gomez, C., Delinte, A., Debatisse, D., Liard, L., Dubois, S., Bruyer, R., Crommelinck, M., Guérit, J.-M. (1999). Task Modulation of Brain Activity Related to Familiar and Unfamiliar Face Processing: an ERP Study, Clinical Neurophysiology, 110, 449-462. [PDF]

Rossion, B., Delvenne, J.-F., Debatisse, D., Goffaux, V., Bruyer, R., Crommelinck, M., Guérit, J.-M. (1999). Spatio-temporal brain localization of the face inversion effect, Biological Psychology, 50, 173-189. [PDF]


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