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The neural correlates of maternal and romantic love
It is concluded that human attachment employs a push-pull mechanism that overcomes social distance by deactivating networks used for critical social assessment and negative emotions, while it bonds individuals through the involvement of the reward circuitry, explaining the power of love to motivate and exhilarate. Expand
The neural basis of romantic love
The activity in the brains of 17 subjects who were deeply in love was scanned using fMRI, suggesting that a unique network of areas is responsible for evoking this affective state, and postulate that the principle of functional specialization in the cortex applies to affective states as well. Expand
The architecture of the colour centre in the human visual brain: new results and a review *
  • A. Bartels, S. Zeki
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The European journal of neuroscience
  • 1 January 2000
The authors' new insight into the organization of the colour centre in the human brain may also account for the variability in both severity and degree of recovery from lesions producing cerebral colour blindness (achromatopsia). Expand
Functional brain mapping during free viewing of natural scenes
It is concluded that even in natural conditions, when many features have to be processed simultaneously, functional specialization is preserved, and suggested that each specialized area is directly responsible for the creation of a feature‐specific conscious percept (a microconsciousness). Expand
The chronoarchitecture of the human brain—natural viewing conditions reveal a time-based anatomy of the brain
This work shows that a more "rich" stimulation (free viewing of a movie) leads to more areas being activated in a specific way than conventional stimuli, allowing for a more detailed dissection of the cortex into its subdivisions. Expand
The processing of kinetic contours in the brain.
There is no present evidence for a visual area specialized for the processing of kinetic contours in the primate visual brain, according to the terminology of Smith et al. Expand
Natural vision reveals regional specialization to local motion and to contrast-invariant, global flow in the human brain.
mPPC codes for flow compatible with unbiased heading estimation in natural scenes and for the comparison of visual flow with nonretinal, multimodal motion cues in it or downstream, demonstrating a progression of selectivity from local and contrast-dependent motion processing in V5+ toward global and Contrast-independent motion processingIn mPPC. Expand
Toward a Theory of Visual Consciousness
It is proposed that each node of a processing-perceptual system creates its own microconsciousness, and that, if any binding occurs to give us the authors' integrated image of the visual world, it must be a binding between microconsciousnesses generated at different nodes. Expand
Decoding the Yellow of a Gray Banana
This work found that activity in V1 allowed predicting the memory color of color-diagnostic objects presented in grayscale in naive participants performing a motion task, and suggested that prior knowledge is projected from midlevel visual regions onto primary visual cortex, consistent with predictive coding theory. Expand
Animal Minds and the Possession of Concepts
In the recent literature on concepts, two extreme positions concerning animal minds are predominant: the one that animals possess neither concepts nor beliefs, and the one that some animals possessExpand