Neural codes of seeing architectural styles

@inproceedings{Choo2017NeuralCO,
  title={Neural codes of seeing architectural styles},
  author={Heeyoung Choo and Jack L. Nasar and Bardia Nikrahei and Dirk B Walther},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2017}
}
Images of iconic buildings, such as the CN Tower, instantly transport us to specific places, such as Toronto. Despite the substantial impact of architectural design on people's visual experience of built environments, we know little about its neural representation in the human brain. In the present study, we have found patterns of neural activity associated with specific architectural styles in several high-level visual brain regions, but not in primary visual cortex (V1). This finding suggests… CONTINUE READING