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A study of specific neural substrate for face processing
Author(s): Jun Li; Jimin Liang; Jie Tian; Hui Zhang; Guangming Shi
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Paper Abstract

Recently, there were debates about the neural substrate of face processing, namely, whether the lateral middle fusiform was involved in face processing of visual expertise and categorization at individual level or specialized only for face processing. In the present study, Chinese characters were taken as the ideal comparison stimuli to reveal the neural substrate for face processing, due to their high similarity to faces on a variety of dimensions. The results demonstrated there was very strong correlation between the activation pattern elicited by faces and characters in the fusiform, whereas the greater response was observed for faces than for characters in the right middle lateral fusiform gyrus, suggesting that FFA may be a special neural substrate for face processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6916, Medical Imaging 2008: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images, 69161S (12 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.770137
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Li, Xidian Univ. (China)
Jimin Liang, Xidian Univ. (China)
Jie Tian, Xidian Univ. (China)
Institute of Automation (China)
Hui Zhang, Institute of Automation (China)
Guangming Shi, Xidian Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6916:
Medical Imaging 2008: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images
Xiaoping P. Hu; Anne V. Clough, Editor(s)

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