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What's there, distinctly, when and where?

A study shows the transience of early visual representations (while the stimulus is still on) and the persistence of higher representations (outlasting the stimulus) as various categorical distinctions emerge at staggered latencies. Rather than slavishly following the stimulus, representations interact through recurrent signals to infer what's there.

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Figure 1: The what, when and where of perceptual processing in the brain.

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Mur, M., Kriegeskorte, N. What's there, distinctly, when and where?. Nat Neurosci 17, 332–333 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3661

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