The purpose of the proposed study is to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to
investigate how a change in facial appearance is initially represented in brain circuits and
then alters over time, as the new face becomes recognized as "me".
Investigators will try to identify areas of the brain responsible for processing and storing
information about self-facial recognition; Examine how these areas of the brain respond to
images of "self" and "non-self" and; Investigate how the brain responds, over time, to
changes in facial recognition, particularly at time points: i) prior to facial injury, ii)
post-injury but prior to facial transplantation, and iii) after receiving facial