Transient Activity in the Human Calcarine Cortex During Visual-Mental Imagery: An Event-Related fMRI Study

@article{Klein2000TransientAI,
  title={Transient Activity in the Human Calcarine Cortex During Visual-Mental Imagery: An Event-Related fMRI Study},
  author={Isabelle Klein and Anne-Lise Paradis and J B Poline and Stephen M. Kosslyn and Denis Le Bihan},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={15-23}
}
Although it is largely accepted that visual-mental imagery and perception draw on many of the same neural structures, the existence and nature of neural processing in the primary visual cortex (or area V1) during visual imagery remains controversial. We tested two general hypotheses: The first was that V1 is activated only when images with many details are formed and used, and the second was that V1 is activated whenever images are formed, even if they are not necessarily used to perform a task… 
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