September 2019
Volume 19, Issue 10
Open Access
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2019
Prefrontal Cortex in Visual Perception and Recognition
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  • Biyu Jade He
    NYU Langone Medical Center
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Journal of Vision September 2019, Vol.19, 10. doi:https://doi.org/10.1167/19.10.10
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      Biyu Jade He, Diego Mendoza-Halliday, Vincent B McGinty, Theofanis I Panagiotaropoulos, Hakwan Lau, Moshe Bar; Prefrontal Cortex in Visual Perception and Recognition. Journal of Vision 2019;19(10):10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/19.10.10.

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Abstract

The role of prefrontal cortex (PFC) in vision remains mysterious. While it is well established that PFC neuronal activity reflects visual features, it is commonly thought that such feature encoding in PFC is only for the service of behaviorally relevant functions. However, recent emerging evidence challenges this notion, and instead suggests that the PFC may be integral for visual perception and recognition. This symposium will address these issues from complementary angles, deriving insights from the perspectives of neuronal tuning in nonhuman primates, neuroimaging and lesion studies in humans, recent development in artificial intelligence, and to draw implications for psychiatric disorders.

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