Face-Selective Cells in the Temporal Cortex of Monkeys

  title={Face-Selective Cells in the Temporal Cortex of Monkeys},
  author={Robert Desimone},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
The notion of a neuron that responds selectively to the image of a particular complex object has been controversial ever since Gross and his colleagues reported neurons in the temporal cortex of monkeys that were selective for the sight of a monkey's hand (Gross, Rocha-Miranda, & Bender, 1972). Since that time, evidence has mounted for neurons in the temporal lobe that respond selectively to faces. The present paper presents a critical analysis of the evidence for face neurons and discusses the… CONTINUE READING
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