Representation of Manipulable Man-Made Objects in the Dorsal Stream

  title={Representation of Manipulable Man-Made Objects in the Dorsal Stream},
  author={Linda L Chao and Alex Martin},
We used fMRI to examine the neural response in frontal and parietal cortices associated with viewing and naming pictures of different categories of objects. Because tools are commonly associated with specific hand movements, we predicted that pictures of tools, but not other categories of objects, would elicit activity in regions of the brain that store information about motor-based properties. We found that viewing and naming pictures of tools selectively activated the left ventral premotor… 

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