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Nat Neurosci. 2001 Jun;4(6):651-5.

Human brain activity time-locked to perceptual event boundaries.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130, USA.

Abstract

Temporal structure has a major role in human understanding of everyday events. Observers are able to segment ongoing activity into temporal parts and sub-parts that are reliable, meaningful and correlated with ecologically relevant features of the action. Here we present evidence that a network of brain regions is tuned to perceptually salient event boundaries, both during intentional event segmentation and during naive passive viewing of events. Activity within this network may provide a basis for parsing the temporally evolving environment into meaningful units.

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11369948
DOI:
10.1038/88486
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