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View from the Top Hierarchies and Reverse Hierarchies in the Visual System
We propose that explicit vision advances in reverse hierarchical direction, as shown for perceptual learning. Processing along the feedforward hierarchy of areas, leading to increasingly complexExpand
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The reverse hierarchy theory of visual perceptual learning
Perceptual learning can be defined as practice-induced improvement in the ability to perform specific perceptual tasks. We previously proposed the Reverse Hierarchy Theory as a unifying concept thatExpand
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Speech comprehension is correlated with temporal response patterns recorded from auditory cortex
Speech comprehension depends on the integrity of both the spectral content and temporal envelope of the speech signal. Expand
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Task difficulty and the specificity of perceptual learning
Practising simple visual tasks leads to a dramatic improvement in performing them. This learning is specific to the stimuli used for training. We show here that the degree of specificity depends onExpand
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Attentional control of early perceptual learning.
The performance of adult humans in simple visual tasks improves dramatically with practice. This improvement is highly specific to basic attributes of the trained stimulus, suggesting that theExpand
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Encoding of sound-source location and movement: activity of single neurons and interactions between adjacent neurons in the monkey auditory cortex.
1. Neuronal mechanisms for decoding sound azimuth and angular movement were studied by recordings of several single units in parallel in the core areas of the auditory cortex of the macaque monkey.Expand
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Reverse hierarchies and sensory learning
Revealing the relationships between perceptual representations in the brain and mechanisms of adult perceptual learning is of great importance, potentially leading to significantly improved trainingExpand
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Dyslexia and the failure to form a perceptual anchor
In a large subgroup of dyslexic individuals (D-LDs), reading difficulties are part of a broader learning and language disability. Recent studies indicate that D-LDs perform poorly in manyExpand
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Learning Pop-out Detection: Specificities to Stimulus Characteristics
Training induces dramatic improvement in the performance of pop-out detection. In this study, we examined the specificities of this improvement to stimulus characteristics. We found that learning isExpand
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Auditory processing parallels reading abilities in adults.
A broad battery of psychoacoustic measures and standard measures of reading and spelling were applied to 102 adults. The test group included individuals with a childhood history of readingExpand
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