Contrast sensitivity in human visual areas and its relationship to object recognition.

@article{Avidan2002ContrastSI,
  title={Contrast sensitivity in human visual areas and its relationship to object recognition.},
  author={Galia Avidan and Michal Harel and Talma Hendler and Dafna Ben-Bashat and Ehud Zohary and Rafael Malach},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={
          3102-16
        }
}
An important characteristic of visual perception is the fact that object recognition is largely immune to changes in viewing conditions. This invariance is obtained within a sequence of ventral stream visual areas beginning in area V1 and ending in high order occipito-temporal object areas (the lateral occipital complex, LOC). Here we studied whether this transformation could be observed in the contrast response of these areas. Subjects were presented with line drawings of common objects and… 

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