Dynamic Norm-based Encoding for Unfamiliar Shapes in Human Visual Cortex

@article{Panis2011DynamicNE,
  title={Dynamic Norm-based Encoding for Unfamiliar Shapes in Human Visual Cortex},
  author={Sven Panis and Johan Wagemans and Hans P. Op de Beeck},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={1829-1843}
}
Previous studies have argued that faces and other objects are encoded in terms of their deviation from a class prototype or norm. This prototype is associated with a smaller neural population response compared with nonprototype objects. However, it is still unclear (1) whether a norm-based representation can emerge for unfamiliar or novel object classes through visual experience at the time scale of an experiment and (2) whether the results from previous studies are caused by the… CONTINUE READING