Cortex Is Cortex: Ubiquitous Principles Drive Face-Domain Development

TitleCortex Is Cortex: Ubiquitous Principles Drive Face-Domain Development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLivingstone, MS, Arcaro, MJ, Schade, PF
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Date Published11/2018
Keywordsdevelopment, face domains, self-organizing systems

Powell, Kosakowski, and Saxe [1] argued in a recent review that two bottom-up models previously proposed to account for the development of face domains in inferotemporal cortex (IT) 2, 3 are insufficient to explain the existing data. They proposed instead that face domains are predisposed to process faces via selective connectivity to social information in medial prefrontal cortex. Here we explain why activity-dependent mechanisms acting on a retinotopic proto-architecture provide a sufficient explanation for the development of face, and other category, domains...

Short TitleTrends in Cognitive Sciences

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