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Visual Perception: Early Visual Cortex Fills in the Gaps

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Bartels,  Andreas
Department Physiology of Cognitive Processes, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Bartels, A. (2014). Visual Perception: Early Visual Cortex Fills in the Gaps. Current Biology, 24(13), R600-R602. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.05.055.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0001-29DA-C
Abstract
A new human fMRI study shows how early visual cortex makes sense of complex visual scenes by segregating foreground and background, and by highlighting outlier objects. The findings are consistent with two attractive theories: biased competition and predictive coding.