Spatial scaling factors explain eccentricity effects on face ERPs.

Rousselet, G.A. , Husk, J.S., Bennett, P.J. and Sekuler, A.B. (2005) Spatial scaling factors explain eccentricity effects on face ERPs. Journal of Vision, 5(10), pp. 755-763.

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Event-related potential (ERP) studies consistently have described a strong, face-sensitive response termed the N170. This component is maximal at the fovea and decreases strongly with eccentricity, a result that could suggest a foveal bias in the cortical generators responsible for face processing. Here we demonstrate that scaling stimulus size according to V1 cortical magnification factor can virtually eliminate face-related eccentricity effects, indicating that eccentricity effects on face ERPs are largely due to low-level visual factors rather than high-level cortical specialization for foveal stimuli.\r\n\r\nThe article can be downloaded here:\r\n\r\n

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rousselet, Dr Guillaume
Authors: Rousselet, G.A., Husk, J.S., Bennett, P.J., and Sekuler, A.B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Journal of Vision

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