A Review of Functional Imaging Studies on Category Specificity

@article{Gerlach2007ARO,
  title={A Review of Functional Imaging Studies on Category Specificity},
  author={Christian Gerlach},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={296-314}
}
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

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