Robert F. Hess

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We investigate the effective connectivity in the lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex of humans with amblyopia. Six amblyopes participated in this study. Standard retinotopic mapping stimuli were used to define the boundaries of early visual cortical areas. We obtained fMRI time series from thalamic, striate and extrastriate cortical regions for the(More)
In this paper we propose a novel approach for characterizing effective connectivity in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. Unlike most other methods, our approach is nonlinear and does not rely on a priori specification of a model that contains structural information of neuronal populations. Instead, it relies on a nonlinear autoregressive(More)
Much of the debate surrounding the precise functional role of brain mechanisms implicated in the processing of human faces can be explained when considering that studies into early-stage neural representations of the spatial arrangement of facial features are potentially contaminated by "higher-level" cognitive attributes associated with human faces. One(More)
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