Neural representations of faces, bodies, and objects in ventral temporal cortex (51:29)

Neural representations of faces, bodies, and objects in ventral temporal cortex (51:29)

Date Posted:  July 5, 2017
Date Recorded:  August 26, 2016
Speaker(s):  James Haxby
  • Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2016
Description: 

James Haxby, Dartmouth College
There is substantial evidence that processing in ventral temporal cortex is optimized for face and body perception. Recent research employing a greater range of static and dynamic stimuli highlight the important role of agent action and the complexity of fine category distinctions. Computational analyses of fMRI data using multivariate methods capture fine-grained patterns of object representations in the ventral pathway.