Visual perception and neural correlates of novel ‘biological motion’

  title={Visual perception and neural correlates of novel ‘biological motion’},
  author={John A. Pyles and Javier O. Garcia and Donald D. Hoffman and Emily D. Grossman},
  journal={Vision Research},
Studies of biological motion have identified specialized neural machinery for the perception of human actions. Our experiments examine behavioral and neural responses to novel, articulating and non-human 'biological motion'. We find that non-human actions are seen as animate, but do not convey body structure when viewed as point-lights. Non-human animations fail to engage the human STSp, and neural responses in pITG, ITS and FFA/FBA are reduced only for the point-light versions. Our results… CONTINUE READING
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