Distinctive Neural Mechanisms Supporting Visual Object Individuation and Identification

@article{Xu2009DistinctiveNM,
  title={Distinctive Neural Mechanisms Supporting Visual Object Individuation and Identification},
  author={Yaoda Xu},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={511-518}
}
Many everyday activities, such as driving on a busy street, require the encoding of distinctive visual objects from crowded scenes. Given resource limitations of our visual system, one solution to this difficult and challenging task is to first select individual objects from a crowded scene (object individuation) and then encode their details (object identification). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, two distinctive brain mechanisms were recently identified that support these two… CONTINUE READING
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