Natural vision reveals regional specialization to local motion and to contrast-invariant, global flow in the human brain.

Visual changes in feature movies, like in real-live, can be partitioned into global flow due to self/camera motion, local/differential flow due to object motion, and residuals, for example, due to illumination changes. We correlated these measures with brain responses of human volunteers viewing movies in an fMRI scanner. Early visual areas responded only… CONTINUE READING