Non-invasive evaluation of face and motion perception in humans.

  title={Non-invasive evaluation of face and motion perception in humans.},
  author={Shozo Tobimatsu and Yoshinobu Goto and Takao Yamasaki and Reimi Tsurusawa and Takayuki Taniwaki},
  journal={Journal of physiological anthropology and applied human science},
  volume={23 6},
The neural mechanisms for the perception of face and motion were studied using psychophysical threshold measurements, event-related potentials (ERPs), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). A face-specific ERP component, N170, was recorded over the posterior temporal cortex. Removal of the high-spatial-frequency components of the face altered the perception of familiar faces significantly, and familiarity can facilitate the cortico-cortical processing of facial perceptions. Similarly… CONTINUE READING