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  • Functionally defined white matter reveals segregated pathways in human ventral temporal cortex associated with category-specific processing. Neuron Gomez, J., Pestilli, F., Witthoft, N., Golarai, G., Liberman, A., Poltoratski, S., Yoon, J., Grill-Spector, K. 2015; 85 (1): 216-227

    Abstract

    It is unknown if the white-matter properties associated with specific visual networks selectively affect category-specific processing. In a novel protocol we combined measurements of white-matter structure, functional selectivity, and behavior in the same subjects. We find two parallel white-matter pathways along the ventral temporal lobe connecting to either face-selective or place-selective regions. Diffusion properties of portions of these tracts adjacent to face- and place-selective regions of ventral temporal cortex correlate with behavioral performance for face or place processing, respectively. Strikingly, adults with developmental prosopagnosia (face blindness) express an atypical structure-behavior relationship near face-selective cortex, suggesting that white-matter atypicalities in this region may have behavioral consequences. These data suggest that examining the interplay between cortical function, anatomical connectivity, and visual behavior is integral to understanding functional networks and their role in producing visual abilities and deficits.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.027

    View details for PubMedID 25569351

  • Development of Right Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus Correlates Specifically with Face Perception Journal of Vision Gomez, J., Golarai, G., Yoon, J., Grill-Spector, K. 2013; 13 (9)

    View details for DOI 10.1167/13.9.178

  • The Dartmouth Database of Children?s Faces: Acquisition and Validation of a New Face Stimulus Set PLoS ONE Dalrymple, K., Gomez, J., Duchaine, B. 2013; 8 (11): e79131
  • Kids ignoring adults, and adults ignoring kids: An own-age face bias in attentional gaze cueing Journal of Vision Gomez, J., Dalrymple, K., Duchaine, B. 2012; 12 (9)

    View details for DOI 10.1167/12.9.37

  • CFMT-Kids: A new test of face memory for children Journal of Vision Dalrymple, K., Gomez, J., Duchaine, B. 2012; 12 (9)

    View details for DOI 10.1167/12.9.492

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