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Curr Biol. 2004 Sep 21;14(18):R751-3.

Visual aftereffects: cortical neurons change their tune.

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Neurosciences Research Institute, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK.

Abstract

Recent studies of areas V1 and MT in the visual cortex show that exposure to a stimulus can change the contrast sensitivity of cells and shift their peak sensitivity to a new orientation or movement direction. In MT, these shifts can correctly predict illusory changes - visual aftereffects - in movement direction, but in V1, they are more difficult to interpret.

PMID:
15380084
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2004.09.011
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