Neural correlates of category-specific knowledge

@article{Martin1996NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of category-specific knowledge},
  author={Alex Martin and Cheri L. Wiggs and Leslie G. Ungerleider and James V. Haxby},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={379},
  pages={649-652}
}
AN intriguing and puzzling consequence of damage to the human brain is selective loss of knowledge about a specific category of objects. One patient may be unable to identify or name living things1–3, whereas another may have selective difficulty identifying man-made objects4–6. To investigate the neural correlates of this remarkable dissociation, we used positron emission tomography to map regions of the normal brain that are associated with naming animals and tools. We found that naming… 

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