The Neural Basis for Spatial Relations

  title={The Neural Basis for Spatial Relations},
  author={Prin X. Amorapanth and Page Widick and Anjan Chatterjee},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Studies in semantics traditionally focus on knowledge of objects. By contrast, less is known about how objects relate to each other. In an fMRI study, we tested the hypothesis that the neural processing of categorical spatial relations between objects is distinct from the processing of the identity of objects. Attending to the categorical spatial relations compared with attending to the identity of objects resulted in greater activity in superior and inferior parietal cortices (especially on… CONTINUE READING
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