Objects that appear to glow appear very different from those that do not. However, the neural representation of glow has not been investigated. We present data from an fMRI study which suggest that an extra-striate visual area is involved in the encoding of glowing stimuli, and that this activation does not arise from luminance or contrast factors. Possible functional reasons for the existence of such an area are discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cortical distinction between the neural encoding of objects that appear to glow and those that do not|
|Pages (from-to)||173 - 176|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Cognitive Brain Research|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
Bibliographical notePublisher: Elsevier Science
Leonards, U., Troscianko, T., Lazeyras, F., & Ibanez, V. (2005). Cortical distinction between the neural encoding of objects that appear to glow and those that do not. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 173 - 176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2004.12.012