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The Processing of Spatial Form by the Human Brain Studied by Recording the Brain’s Electrical and Magnetic Responses to Visual Stimuli

David Regan and Marian P. Regan

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172881
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847570 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172881.003.0013
The Processing of Spatial Form by the Human Brain Studied by Recording the Brain’s Electrical and Magnetic Responses to Visual Stimuli

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Different visual stimuli elicit electrical and magnetic responses from the brain. This chapter covers attempts to use such electrical and magnetic brain responses to gain more knowledge on how the brain processes and interprets visual information. It also presents a discussion on spatial form processing in relation to luminance contrast, color contrast, texture contrast, and depth contrast. Magno/parvo stream distinction is also presented.

Keywords: electrophysiology; sweep method; frequency tagging; visual system; magno/parvo stream; visual stimuli

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Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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