2007 年 25 巻 2 号 p. 254-261
Human body is a special object to be perceived for us. We reviewed articles on relationship between human body and perception or embodied perception as well as those on recognition of human face and body. In this vein, we summarized our studies on perception and recognition of human body postures and movements, its developmental experiments using infants, and multimodal encoding/recognition of body postures. It is proposed that our perception/recognition of human body is determined by 'biomechanical constraints'.