Cortical representations of bodies and faces are strongest in commonly experienced configurations

Wai Yiu Chan, Dwight J. Kravitz, Sandra Truong, Joseph Arizpe, Chris I. Baker

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Abstract

Faces and bodies are perhaps the most salient and evolutionarily important visual stimuli. Using human functional imaging, we found that the strength of face and body representations depends on long-term experience. Representations were strongest for stimuli in their typical combinations of visual field and side (for example, left field, right body), although all conditions were simply reflections and translations of one another. Thus, high-level representations reflect the statistics with which stimuli occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-418
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Cortical representations of bodies and faces are strongest in commonly experienced configurations. / Chan, Wai Yiu; Kravitz, Dwight J.; Truong, Sandra; Arizpe, Joseph; Baker, Chris I.

In: Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.04.2010, p. 417-418.

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Chan, Wai Yiu ; Kravitz, Dwight J. ; Truong, Sandra ; Arizpe, Joseph ; Baker, Chris I. / Cortical representations of bodies and faces are strongest in commonly experienced configurations. In: Nature Neuroscience. 2010 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 417-418.
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