publication . Other literature type . Article . 2005

Configural Processing of Biological Motion in Human Superior Temporal Sulcus

James C. Thompson; Aina Puce; Tennille Stewart; Michele Clarke;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Sep 2005
  • Publisher: Society for Neuroscience
Abstract
Observers recognize subtle changes in the movements of others with relative ease. However, tracking a walking human is computationally difficult, because the degree of articulation is high and scene changes can temporarily occlude parts of the moving figure. Here, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to test the hypothesis that the superior temporal sulcus (STS) uses form cues to aid biological movement tracking. The same 10 healthy subjects detected human gait changes in a walking mannequin in two experiments. In experiment 1, we tested the effects of configural change and occlusion. The walking mannequin was presented intact or with the limbs and tors...
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free text keywords: Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive, General Neuroscience, Posterior parietal cortex, Inferior temporal sulcus, Superior parietal lobule, Anatomy, Gait (human), Biological motion perception, Biological motion, Psychology, Motion perception, Superior temporal sulcus
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