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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2003 Apr;13(2):159-66.

The neural basis of object perception.

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Department of Psychology, Jordan Hall building 420, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.

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  • Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2003 Jun;13(3):399.


Humans can recognize an object within a fraction of a second, even if there are no clues about what kind of object it might be. Recent findings have identified functional properties of extrastriate regions in the ventral visual pathway that are involved in the representation and perception of objects and faces. The functional properties of these regions, and the correlation between the activation of these regions and visual recognition, indicate that the lateral and ventral occipito-temporal areas are important in perceiving and recognizing objects and faces.

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