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Network Interactions Explain Sensitivity to Dynamic Faces in the Superior Temporal Sulcus.
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PMID:  24770707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The superior temporal sulcus (STS) in the human and monkey is sensitive to the motion of complex forms such as facial and bodily actions. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore network-level explanations for how the form and motion information in dynamic facial expressions might be combined in the human STS. Ventral occipitotemporal areas selective for facial form were localized in occipital and fusiform face areas (OFA and FFA), and motion sensitivity was localized in the more dorsal temporal area V5. We then tested various connectivity models that modeled communication between the ventral form and dorsal motion pathways. We show that facial form information modulated transmission of motion information from V5 to the STS, and that this face-selective modulation likely originated in OFA. This finding shows that form-selective motion sensitivity in the STS can be explained in terms of modulation of gain control on information flow in the motion pathway, and provides a substantial constraint for theories of the perception of faces and biological motion.
Nicholas Furl; Richard N Henson; Karl J Friston; Andrew J Calder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2199     ISO Abbreviation:  Cereb. Cortex     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9110718     Medline TA:  Cereb Cortex     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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