Thomas Busigny


Currently a postdoctoral researcher at CERCO (Toulouse) in the team:  Perception and Recognition of Objects and Scenes (,279).


Research Interests

Understanding the nature of face recognition through single-case studies of acquired prosopagnosia.



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

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: Memory Game]

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]

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]

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]

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



Busigny, T., Mayer, E., & Rossion, B. (2013). Prosopagnosia. In Oliver Godefroy, The behavioral and cognitive neurology of stroke (p. p. 231-246). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Joubert, S., Rossion, B. & Busigny, T. (2009). L’évaluation neuropsychologique de la prosopagnosie (1er édition). In Emmanuel Barbeau, Traitement et reconnaissance des visages : du percept à la personne (p. p. [41-78]). (France) Marseille: Solal. [PDF]