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Echoplanar functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to monitor activation changes of brain areas while subjects viewed apparent motion stimuli and while they were engaged in motion imagery. Human cortical areas MT (V5) and MST were the first areas of the 'dorsal' processing stream which responded with a clear increase in signal intensity to apparent(More)
Functional imaging has demonstrated the specific involvement of the human middle-temporal complex (hMT/V5+) during processing of moving stimuli. Some studies applied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate the causal relevance of hMT/V5+ for motion perception. Although the studies used similar visual stimuli and TMS parameters, the critical(More)
Patients with lesions in the primary visual cortex (V1) may show processing of visual stimuli presented in their field of cortical blindness even when they report being unaware of the stimuli. To elucidate the neuroanatomical basis of their residual visual functions, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging in two hemianopic patients, FS and GY. In the(More)
The spatio-temporal distribution of brain activity as revealed by non-invasive functional imaging helps to elucidate the neuronal encoding and processing strategies required by complex cognitive tasks. We investigated visual short-term memory for objects, places and conjunctions in humans using event-related time-resolved functional magnetic resonance(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and neuron electrophysiology (neurophysiology) are two well-established ways to measure brain activity. Even though the spatial and temporal resolution of these techniques is very different, both measurements show a high level of consistency, i.e., for mapping feature preferences of cortical areas. There are,(More)
The successful integration of visual and auditory stimuli requires information about whether visual and auditory signals originate from corresponding places in the external world. Here we report crossmodal effects of spatially congruent and incongruent audio-visual (AV) stimulation. Visual and auditory stimuli were presented from one of four horizontal(More)
The brain is capable of integrating motion information arising from visual and auditory input. Such integration between sensory modalities can aid one another and helps to stabilize the motion percept. However, if motion information differs between sensory modalities, it can also result in an illusory auditory motion percept. This phenomenon is referred to(More)
The illusion of apparent motion can be induced when visual stimuli are successively presented at different locations. It has been shown in previous studies that motion-sensitive regions in extrastriate cortex are relevant for the processing of apparent motion, but it is unclear whether primary visual cortex (V1) is also involved in the representation of the(More)
When spatially segregated visual stimuli are presented in alternation, subjects may perceive a single stimulus moving between the two positions (apparent motion). By adjusting spatial and temporal parameters, an ambiguous condition can be created in which perception of back-and-forth motion alternates with the perception of two stationary blinking stimuli.(More)
The extrastriate body area (EBA) is one among the multiple, functionally specialized regions of the human visual cortex exhibiting modulation by body-related stimuli. Here we investigate whether activation patterns differ for the perception of one's own body and the bodies of others. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify body-related(More)