Shape-selective neurons in inferotemporal cortex could carry information about either component parts or whole objects. A new paper now reports that whole-object shape selectivity is increased for stimuli that monkeys have learned to recognize in a discrimination task.
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Connor, C. Representing whole objects: temporal neurons learn to play their parts. Nat Neurosci 5, 1105–1106 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn1102-1105