Fusiform Face Area

by practicalspactical

The Fusiform face area (FFA) is a part of the human visual system which might be specialized for facial recognition, although there is some evidence that it also processes categorical information about other objects. What is the evolutionary significance of this cerebral specialization? How many faces were seen and not recognized? How many faces seen, the extra seconds of recognition providing some adaptive advantage, attributed by the monkey to some aboriginal concept of luck? Pump primed by ten thousand father-corpses, bodies now mulcher, good strong humus dirt.