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Beyond sensory images: Object-based representation in the human ventral pathway.
We investigated whether the topographically organized, category-related patterns of neural response in the ventral visual pathway are a representation of sensory images or a more abstract representation of object form that is not dependent on sensory modality. Expand
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The effect of visual experience on the development of functional architecture in hMT+.
We investigated whether the visual hMT+ cortex plays a role in supramodal representation of sensory flow, not mediated by visual mental imagery. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging toExpand
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Differential modulation of neural activity throughout the distributed neural system for face perception in patients with Social Phobia and healthy subjects
Social Phobia (SP) is a marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. Faces of others areExpand
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Beyond amygdala: Default Mode Network activity differs between patients with Social Phobia and healthy controls
The Default Mode Network (DMN) is a constellation of brain areas that decrease their activity during a wide number of different goal-oriented tasks as compared to passive "rest" tasks. DMN can beExpand
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Mind the blind brain to understand the sighted one! Is there a supramodal cortical functional architecture?
While most of the research in blind individuals classically has focused on the compensatory plastic rearrangements that follow loss of sight, novel behavioral, anatomical and functional brain studiesExpand
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Decomposing metaphor processing at the cognitive and neural level through functional magnetic resonance imaging
Prior neuroimaging studies on metaphor comprehension have tended to focus on the role of the right hemisphere, without reaching consensus and leaving aside the functional architecture of thisExpand
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Effects of Visual Experience on the Human MT+ Functional Connectivity Networks: An fMRI Study of Motion Perception in Sighted and Congenitally Blind Individuals
Human middle temporal complex (hMT+) responds also to the perception of non-visual motion in both sighted and early blind individuals, indicating a supramodal organization. Visual experience,Expand
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How the brain heals emotional wounds: the functional neuroanatomy of forgiveness
In life, everyone goes through hurtful events caused by significant others: a deceiving friend, a betraying partner, or an unjustly blaming parent. In response to painful emotions, individuals mayExpand
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How Skill Expertise Shapes the Brain Functional Architecture: An fMRI Study of Visuo-Spatial and Motor Processing in Professional Racing-Car and Naïve Drivers
The present study was designed to investigate the brain functional architecture that subserves visuo-spatial and motor processing in highly skilled individuals. By using functional magnetic resonanceExpand
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The Nature of Consciousness in the Visually Deprived Brain
Vision plays a central role in how we represent and interact with the world around us. The primacy of vision is structurally imbedded in cortical organization as about one-third of the corticalExpand
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