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We report a functional imaging study of drawing cartoon faces. Normal, untrained participants were scanned while viewing simple black and white cartoon line drawings of human faces, retaining them for a short memory interval, and then drawing them without vision of their hand or the paper. Specific encoding and retention of information about the faces were(More)
Eye movements and eye-hand interactions have been recorded for 10 beginner art students copying complex lines representing outlines of caricature heads seen in profile. Four copying conditions mimicking real-world drawing situations were tested: Direct copying where the original and copy were placed side by side, Direct Blind copying where the subject could(More)
funded by the Wellcome Trust and the HFSP. We are grateful to Angie Brew for help with conducting the tests, Jem McKay for help with the figures and Tyler Freeman for helpful discussions and comments. Abstract Alternating the point of gaze between an original (model or sitter, object or scene) and a picture (paper, canvas or digital touch screen) is the(More)
To copy a natural visual image as a line drawing, visual identification and extraction of features in the image must be guided by top-down decisions, and is usually influenced by prior knowledge. In parallel with other behavioral studies testing the relationship between eye and hand movements when drawing, we report here a functional brain imaging study in(More)
Acknowledgments This work was funded by the Camberwell College of the Arts, the Wellcome Trust, and the BBSRC. Bruce Atherton drew the cartoon heads used as stimuli. We gratefully acknowledge use of the facilities of the BUIC Centre, Birmingham. Abstract We report a functional imaging study of drawing cartoon faces. Normal, untrained participants were(More)
(2009) Drawing cartoon faces-a functional imaging study of the cognitive neuroscience of drawing. Acknowledgments This work was funded by the Camberwell College of the Arts, the Wellcome Trust, and the BBSRC. Bruce Atherton drew the cartoon heads used as stimuli. We gratefully acknowledge use of the facilities of the BUIC Centre, Birmingham. Abstract We(More)
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