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Imaging orientation selectivity: decoding conscious perception in V1

Nature Neuroscience volume 8, pages 541542 (2005) | Download Citation

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In V1, neurons preferring similar orientations are grouped in columns too small to be resolved by conventional fMRI. Two studies circumvent this limitation by using algorithms to recognize patterns of activation across a large area. This new trick allows the authors to distinguish responses to different orientations in human V1 and to study its contribution to conscious perception.

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  1. Geoffrey M. Boynton is at the Salk Institute, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California, USA. boynton@salk.edu

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