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In pursuing our work on the organization of human visual cortex, we wanted to specify more accurately the position of the visual motion area (area V5) in relation to the sulcal and gyral pattern of the cerebral cortex. We also wanted to determine the intersubject variation of area V5 in terms of position and extent of blood flow change in it, in response to(More)
We have compared physiological data recorded from three alert macaque monkeys with separate observations of local connectivity, to locate and characterize the functional border between two related but distinct visual areas on the caudal face of the superior parietal gyrus. We refer to these areas as V6 and V6A. The occupy almost the entire extent of the(More)
We have used positron emission tomography (PET), which measures regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF), to demonstrate directly the specialization of function in the normal human visual cortex. A novel technique, statistical parametric mapping, was used to detect foci of significant change in cerebral blood flow within the prestriate cortex, in order to(More)
The neural correlates of many emotional states have been studied, most recently through the technique of fMRI. However, nothing is known about the neural substrates involved in evoking one of the most overwhelming of all affective states, that of romantic love, about which we report here. The activity in the brains of 17 subjects who were deeply in love was(More)
We have used the technique of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and a variety of colour paradigms to activate the human brain regions selective for colour. We show here that the region defined previously [Lueck et al. (1989) Nature, 340, 386-389; Zeki et al. (1991) J. Neurosci., 11, 641-649; McKeefry & Zeki (1997) Brain, 120, 2229-2242] as the(More)
We have addressed the question of whether, in addition to being processed separately, colour and motion are also perceived separately. We varied continuously the colour and direction of motion of an abstract pattern of squares on a computer screen, and asked subjects to pair the colour of the pattern to its direction of motion. The results showed that(More)
Area V2 of the cerebral cortex of higher primates has a complex cytochrome oxidase architecture whose most characteristic element is a set of stripes running orthogonal to its long axis. These stripes can be related to the segregation between the various pathways in which V2 participates. In the macaque monkey the more metabolically active stripes are(More)
We have studied a patient, G.Y., who was rendered hemianopic following a lesion affecting the primary visual cortex (area VI), sustained 31 years ago, with the hope of characterizing his ability to discriminate visual stimuli presented in his blind field, both psychophysically and in terms of the brain activity revealed by imaging methods. Our results show(More)
In extending our previous work, we addressed the question of whether different visual attributes are perceived separately when they belong to different objects, rather than the same one. Using our earlier psychophysical method, but separating the attributes to be paired in two different halves of the screen, we found that human subjects misbind the colour(More)