Animate and inanimate objects in human visual cortex: Evidence for task-independent category effects.

Abstract

Evidence from neuropsychology suggests that the distinction between animate and inanimate kinds is fundamental to human cognition. Previous neuroimaging studies have reported that viewing animate objects activates ventrolateral visual brain regions, whereas inanimate objects activate ventromedial regions. However, these studies have typically compared only… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.07.008

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