Forecasting faces in the cortex: Comment on ‘High-level prediction signals in a low-level area of the macaque face-processing hierarchy’, by Schwiedrzik and Freiwald, Neuron (2017)

Petro, L. S. and Muckli, L. (2018) Forecasting faces in the cortex: Comment on ‘High-level prediction signals in a low-level area of the macaque face-processing hierarchy’, by Schwiedrzik and Freiwald, Neuron (2017). Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22(2), pp. 95-97. (doi:10.1016/j.tics.2017.12.001) (PMID:29269195) (PMCID:PMC5774611)

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Abstract

Although theories of predictive coding in the brain abound, we lack key pieces of neuronal data to support these theories. Recently, Schwiedrzik and Freiwald found neurophysiological evidence for predictive codes throughout the face-processing hierarchy in macaque cortex. We highlight how these data enhance our knowledge of cortical information processing, and the impact of this more broadly.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) under grant agreement number StG 2012-311751 (Brain reading of contextual feedback and predictions) and a Human Brain Project grant from the European Commission Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement 720270 (HBP SGA1) (Context-sensitive multisensory object recognition: a deep network model constrained by multi-level, multi-species data), both awarded to L.M.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Petro, Dr Lucy and Muckli, Professor Lars
Authors: Petro, L. S., and Muckli, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN:1364-6613
ISSN (Online):1879-307X
Published Online:18 December 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences 22(2):95-97
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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