Lower-Level Stimulus Features Strongly Influence Responses in the Fusiform Face Area

@inproceedings{Yue2011LowerLevelSF,
  title={Lower-Level Stimulus Features Strongly Influence Responses in the Fusiform Face Area},
  author={Xiaomin Yue and Brittany S. Cassidy and Kathryn J. Devaney and Daphne J. Holt and Roger B. H. Tootell},
  booktitle={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2011}
}
An intriguing region of human visual cortex (the fusiform face area; FFA) responds selectively to faces as a general higher-order stimulus category. However, the potential role of lower-order stimulus properties in FFA remains incompletely understood. To clarify those lower-level influences, we measured FFA responses to independent variation in 4 lower-level stimulus dimensions using standardized face stimuli and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). These dimensions were size, position… CONTINUE READING