Saturday, March 17, 2007

In the Eye of the Beholder: Visual Experience and Categories in the Human Brain

Johannes Haushofer, Nancy Kanwisher
Neuron 53, March 15, 2007

How does experience change representations of visual objects in the brain? Do cortical object representations reflect category membership? In this issue of Neuron, Jiang et al. show that category training leads to sharpening of neural responses in high-level visual cortex; in contrast, category boundaries may be represented only in prefrontal cortex.

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