The fusiform face area subserves face perception, not generic within-category identification

  title={The fusiform face area subserves face perception, not generic within-category identification},
  author={Kalanit Grill-Spector and Nicholas Knouf and Nancy Kanwisher},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
The function of the fusiform face area (FFA), a face-selective region in human extrastriate cortex, is a matter of active debate. Here we measured the correlation between FFA activity measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral outcomes in perceptual tasks to determine the role of the FFA in the detection and within-category identification of faces and objects. Our data show that FFA activation is correlated on a trial-by-trial basis with both detecting the presence… CONTINUE READING
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