Development of the macaque face-patch system

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Title: Development of the macaque face-patch system
Author: Livingstone, Margaret S.; Vincent, Justin L.; Arcaro, Michael J.; Srihasam, Krishna; Schade, Peter F.; Savage, Tristram

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Citation: Livingstone, Margaret S., Justin L. Vincent, Michael J. Arcaro, Krishna Srihasam, Peter F. Schade, and Tristram Savage. 2017. “Development of the macaque face-patch system.” Nature Communications 8 (1): 14897. doi:10.1038/ncomms14897.
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Abstract: Face recognition is highly proficient in humans and other social primates; it emerges in infancy, but the development of the neural mechanisms supporting this behaviour is largely unknown. We use blood-volume functional MRI to monitor longitudinally the responsiveness to faces, scrambled faces, and objects in macaque inferotemporal cortex (IT) from 1 month to 2 years of age. During this time selective responsiveness to monkey faces emerges. Some functional organization is present at 1 month; face-selective patches emerge over the first year of development, and are remarkably stable once they emerge. Face selectivity is refined by a decreasing responsiveness to non-face stimuli.
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