What fMRI has taught us about human vision

Susan M. Courtney, Leslie G. Ungerleider

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The recent application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to visual studies has begun to elucidate how the human visual system is anatomically and functionally organized. Bottom-up hierarchical processing among visual cortical areas has been revealed in experiments that have correlated brain activations with human perceptual experience. Top-down modulation of activity within visual cortical areas has been demonstrated through studies of higher cognitive processes such as attention and memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-561
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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