Categorizing the world: expert neurons look into key features

In a Nature paper, Sigala and Logothetis record from infero-temporal cortex after monkeys learn a categorization task, and find increased sensitivity to features critical for the task.

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Figure 1: Visual stimuli and category structure in the face categorization task.

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Figure 2: Reciprocal interactions between temporal and prefrontal cortex, illustrated on the lateral view of a monkey brain.

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Hasegawa, I., Miyashita, Y. Categorizing the world: expert neurons look into key features. Nat Neurosci 5, 90–91 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn0202-90

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