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An early category-specific neural response for the perception of both places and faces

Rivolta, Davide; Palermo, Romina; Schmalzl, Laura; Williams, Mark

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Rapid and accurate recognition of faces and places is crucial in everyday life. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) studies have demonstrated that the human visual system can categorize an incoming visual stimulus as a face within 100 ms, as reflected by the M100. No similar, early, place-specific MEG component has been described, somewhat surprisingly, as there is behavioral evidence for rapid visual categorization of places. The current study aimed to explore the existence, as well as the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65004
Source: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2011.604726

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