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The Fusiform Face Area: A Module in Human Extrastriate Cortex Specialized for Face Perception
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we found an area in the fusiform gyrus in 12 of the 15 subjects tested that was significantly more active when the subjects viewed faces than whenExpand
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A cortical representation of the local visual environment
We show that a particular area within human parahippocampal cortex is involved in a critical component of navigation: perceiving the local visual environment. Expand
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A Cortical Area Selective for Visual Processing of the Human Body
Despite extensive evidence for regions of human visual cortex that respond selectively to faces, few studies have considered the cortical representation of the appearance of the rest of the humanExpand
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Repetition blindness: Type recognition without token individuation
Abstract Three experiments are described which use RSVP (rapid serial visual presentation) to demonstrate a new cognitive phenomenon called “repetition blindness”. Subjects have difficulty detectingExpand
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The fusiform face area: a cortical region specialized for the perception of faces
  • N. Kanwisher, G. Yovel
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 29 December 2006
Faces are among the most important visual stimuli we perceive, informing us not only about a person's identity, but also about their mood, sex, age and direction of gaze. The ability to extract thisExpand
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The fusiform face area subserves face perception, not generic within-category identification
The function of the fusiform face area (FFA), a face-selective region in human extrastriate cortex, is a matter of active debate. Here we measured the correlation between FFA activity measured byExpand
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Cortical Regions Involved in Perceiving Object Shape
The studies described here use functional magnetic resonance imaging to test whether common or distinct cognitive and/or neural mechanisms are involved in extracting object structure from theExpand
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Stages of processing in face perception: an MEG study
Here we used magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate stages of processing in face perception in humans. We found a face-selective MEG response occurring only 100 ms after stimulus onset (theExpand
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Functional specificity in the human brain: A window into the functional architecture of the mind
  • N. Kanwisher
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 19 May 2010
Is the human mind/brain composed of a set of highly specialized components, each carrying out a specific aspect of human cognition, or is it more of a general-purpose device, in which each componentExpand
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