Fine-scale spatial organization of face and object selectivity in the temporal lobe: do functional magnetic resonance imaging, optical imaging, and electrophysiology agree?

TitleFine-scale spatial organization of face and object selectivity in the temporal lobe: do functional magnetic resonance imaging, optical imaging, and electrophysiology agree?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
Authorsde Beeck HOP, DiCarlo JJ, Goense JBM, Grill-Spector K, Papanastassiou A, Tanifuji M, Tsao DY
JournalThe Journal of Neuroscience: The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Volume28
Pagination11796–11801
Date Publishednov
ISSN1529-2401
KeywordsBrain Mapping, Electrophysiology, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Optics and Photonics, Pattern Recognition, Space Perception, Temporal Lobe, Visual, Visual Cortex, Visual Pathways
Abstract

The spatial organization of the brain's object and face representations in the temporal lobe is critical for understanding high-level vision and cognition but is poorly understood. Recently, exciting progress has been made using advanced imaging and physiology methods in humans and nonhuman primates, and the combination of such methods may be particularly powerful. Studies applying these methods help us to understand how neuronal activity, optical imaging, and functional magnetic resonance imaging signals are related within the temporal lobe, and to uncover the fine-grained and large-scale spatial organization of object and face representations in the primate brain.

URLttp://dicarlolab.mit.edu/sites/dicarlolab.mit.edu/files/pubs/opdebeeck%20et%20al%202008%20review.pdf
DOI10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3799-08.2008
Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed

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