The fusiform face area responds equivalently to faces and abstract shapes in the left and central visual fields

@article{Slotnick2013TheFF,
  title={The fusiform face area responds equivalently to faces and abstract shapes in the left and central visual fields},
  author={Scott D. Slotnick and Rachel C. White},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2013},
  volume={83},
  pages={408-17}
}
The fusiform face area (FFA) is widely believed to be specialized for processing faces. Although the FFA is most responsive to faces, this region also consistently responds to non-face items. This suggests that the FFA may be tuned to a feature that is shared by faces and non-face items. Based on the known left visual field face-processing bias along with evidence that the FFA responds to the visual feature of shape, we hypothesized that the FFA may be particularly tuned to shapes presented in… CONTINUE READING