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The visual cortex is not a passive recipient of information: predictions about incoming stimuli are made based on experience, partial information and the consequences of inferences. A combination of imaging studies in the human brain has now led to the proposal that the orbitofrontal cortex is a key source of top-down predictions leading to object recognition.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2006.02.030

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

21/03/2006

Volume

16

Pages

R206 - R209

Keywords

Cognition, Humans, Illusions, Visual Cortex, Visual Perception