Object representations in ventral and dorsal visual streams: fMRI repetition effects depend on attention and part–whole configuration
Thoma, V. and Henson, Richard N. 2011. Object representations in ventral and dorsal visual streams: fMRI repetition effects depend on attention and part–whole configuration. NeuroImage. 57 (2), pp. 513-525.
|Authors||Thoma, V. and Henson, Richard N.|
The effects of attention and object configuration on the neural responses to short-lag visual image repetition were investigated with fMRI. Attention to one of two object images in a prime display was cued spatially. The images were either intact or split vertically; a manipulation that negates the influence of view-based representations. A subsequent single intact probe image was named covertly. Behavioural priming observed as faster button presses was found for attended primes in both intact and split configurations, but only for uncued primes in the intact configuration. In a voxel-wise analysis, fMRI repetition suppression (RS) was observed in a left mid-fusiform region for attended primes, both intact and split, whilst a right intraparietal region showed repetition enhancement (RE) for intact primes, regardless of attention. In a factorial analysis across regions of interest (ROIs) defined from independent localiser contrasts, RS for attended objects in the ventral stream was significantly left-lateralised, whilst repetition effects in ventral and dorsal ROIs correlated with the amount of priming in specific conditions. These fMRI results extend hybrid theories of object recognition, implicating left ventral stream regions in analytic processing (requiring attention), consistent with prior hypotheses about hemispheric specialisation, and implicating dorsal stream regions in holistic processing (independent of attention).
|Journal citation||57 (2), pp. 513-525|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.04.035|
|29 Apr 2011|
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|Deposited||15 May 2014|
|Funder||Medical Research Council|
|Higher Education Funding Council of England|
|Copyright information||Open Access funded by Medical Research Council.|
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