The functional dissociation of human extrastriate cortical processing streams for the perception of face identity and location was investigated in healthy men by measuring visual task-related changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) with positron emission tomography (PET) and H2(15)O. Separate scans were obtained while subjects performed face matching, location matching, or sensorimotor control tasks. The matching tasks used identical stimuli for some scans and stimuli of equivalent visual complexity for others. Face matching was associated with selective rCBF increases in the fusiform gyrus in occipital and occipitotemporal cortex bilaterally and in a right prefrontal area in the inferior frontal gyrus. Location matching was associated with selective rCBF increases in dorsal occipital, superior parietal, and intraparietal sulcus cortex bilaterally and in dorsal right premotor cortex. Decreases in rCBF, relative to the sensorimotor control task, were observed for both matching...
|Autori:||HAXBY JV; HORWITZ B; UNGERLEIDER LG; MAISOG JM; PIETRINI P; GRADY CL|
|Titolo:||The functional organization of human extrastriate cortex: a PET-rCBF study of selective attention to faces and locations|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|