Novel domain formation reveals proto-architecture in inferotemporal cortex
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CitationSrihasam, Krishna, Justin L. Vincent, and Margaret S. Livingstone. 2014. “Novel domain formation reveals proto-architecture in inferotemporal cortex.” Nature neuroscience 17 (12): 1776-1783. doi:10.1038/nn.3855. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.3855.
AbstractPrimate inferotemporal cortex is subdivided into domains for biologically important categories, like faces, bodies, and scenes, as well as domains for culturally entrained categories, like text or buildings. These domains are in stereotyped locations in most humans and monkeys. To ask what determines the location of such domains, we intensively trained 7 juvenile monkeys to recognize 3 distinct sets of shapes. After training, the monkeys developed regions that were selectively responsive to each trained set. The location of each specialization was similar across monkeys, despite differences in training order. This indicates that the location of training effects does not depend on function or expertise, but rather some kind of proto-organization. We explore the possibility that this proto-organization is retinotopic or shape-based.
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