Task difficulty: ignoring, attending to, and discriminating a visual stimulus yield progressively more activity in inferior temporal neurons


To study the influence of task difficulty on the stimulus-elicited responses of inferior temporal (IT) neurons, the stimulus-elicited responses of 64 neurons were recorded from IT cortex of three rhesus monkeys while they performed three behavioral tasks — an irrelevant-stimulus task, a stimulus detection task, and a stimulus discrimination task. The monkey… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00231157

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