Functional MRI Evidence for Neural Plasticity at Early Stages of Visual Processing in Humans
In everyday life, our visual system is continuously flooded with information from the environment. However, the visual system has a limited processing capacity. Hence, we perceive only a fraction of this information, which typically forms the objects of our visual experience. In other words, because of the limited processing resources, information or objects that are simultaneously present in the visual field will compete for neural representation. How does our visual system select what is relevant to us at any given time and in any given context stands as a fundamental question in visual neurosciences.
KeywordsVisual Cortex Negative Priming Perceptual Learning Primary Visual Cortex Perceptual Load
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