Texture Segregation Causes Early Figure Enhancement and Later Ground Suppression in Areas V1 and V4 of Visual Cortex

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Poort, J.; Self, M. W.; van Vugt, B.; Malkki, H.; Roelfsema, P. R.;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: Cerebral Cortex (New York, NY),volume 26,issue 10,pages3,964-3,976 (issn: 1047-3211, eissn: 1460-2199)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5028009, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw235
  • Subject: cortical layers | vision | Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience | figure-ground segmentation | visual cortex | Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Neurosciences, Neurosciences & Neurology, cortical layers, figure-ground segmentation, perceptual organization, vision, visual cortex, OBJECT-BASED ATTENTION, CAT STRIATE CORTEX, MACAQUE MONKEY, CORTICAL AREAS, CEREBRAL-CORTEX, FEEDBACK AXONS, NEURONS, V2, FEEDFORWARD, DYNAMICS | Original Articles | perceptual organization | Cognitive Neuroscience | figure–ground segmentation

Segregation of images into figures and background is fundamental for visual perception. Cortical neurons respond more strongly to figural image elements than to background elements, but the mechanisms of figure–ground modulation (FGM) are only partially understood. It i... View more
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