“These areas are all connected,” Koch remarks. “Not only can you see Halle Berry, but you can see if she’s angry or if she’s looking at you. This is a circuit that’s dedicated to faces, and it goes all the way from the back of the brain to the very front.” Such specialization for face processing is vital to our survival, Koch adds. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a baby, or an old person, or a nerd that stares at the floor. You are a social creature, and faces are important.”
Note: This article was originally printed with the title, "Patches for Faces".