UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Seeing faces and objects with the "mind's eye"


Ishai, A (2010). Seeing faces and objects with the "mind's eye". Archives Italiennes de Biologie, 148(1):1-9.

Abstract

With the advent of functional brain imaging techniques and recent developments in the analysis of cortical connectivity, the focus of mental imagery studies has shifted from a semi-modular approach to a more realistic, integrated, cortical networks perspective. Recent studies of visual imagery of faces and objects suggest that activation of content-specific representations stored in the ventral visual stream is top-down modulated by parietal and frontal regions. The relation of these findings to other cognitive functions is discussed, as well as their clinical implications for patients with impaired states of conscious awareness.

With the advent of functional brain imaging techniques and recent developments in the analysis of cortical connectivity, the focus of mental imagery studies has shifted from a semi-modular approach to a more realistic, integrated, cortical networks perspective. Recent studies of visual imagery of faces and objects suggest that activation of content-specific representations stored in the ventral visual stream is top-down modulated by parietal and frontal regions. The relation of these findings to other cognitive functions is discussed, as well as their clinical implications for patients with impaired states of conscious awareness.

Citations

8 citations in Web of Science®
12 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Downloads

13 downloads since deposited on 27 Feb 2011
1 download since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neuroradiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:27 Feb 2011 14:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:50
Publisher:Universita degli Studi di Pisa
ISSN:0003-9829
Official URL:http://www.architalbiol.org/index.php/aib/article/view/1481
PubMed ID:20426249
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-46897

Download

[img]
Preview
Filetype: PDF (Verlags-PDF)
Size: 615kB

TrendTerms

TrendTerms displays relevant terms of the abstract of this publication and related documents on a map. The terms and their relations were extracted from ZORA using word statistics. Their timelines are taken from ZORA as well. The bubble size of a term is proportional to the number of documents where the term occurs. Red, orange, yellow and green colors are used for terms that occur in the current document; red indicates high interlinkedness of a term with other terms, orange, yellow and green decreasing interlinkedness. Blue is used for terms that have a relation with the terms in this document, but occur in other documents.
You can navigate and zoom the map. Mouse-hovering a term displays its timeline, clicking it yields the associated documents.

Author Collaborations