A Review of Functional Imaging Studies on Category Specificity

  title={A Review of Functional Imaging Studies on Category Specificity},
  author={Christian Gerlach},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
A review of 20 functional imaging studies that compared visual processing of natural objects and artifacts in normal subjects is presented. The studies included fulfilled three criteria: (i) they used pictures as stimuli, (ii) they were based on direct contrasts between categories, and (iii) they reported findings in Talairach space. Not a single area is consistently activated for a given category across all studies. In contrast, 11 out of 29 regions are reported activated by both artifacts and… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 36 extracted citations

Familiar size effects on reaction time: When congruent is better.

Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance • 2018
View 3 Excerpts

A task-dependent causal role for low-level visual processes in spoken word comprehension.

Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition • 2017
View 1 Excerpt


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 70 references

Differences in functional magnetic resonance imaging activation by category in a visual confrontation naming task.

Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging • 2001
View 19 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…