An earlier component of face perception detected by seeing-as-face task

Yutaka Kato, Taro Muramatsu, Motoichiro Kato, Masuro Shintani, Fumihiro Yoshino, Masaki Shimono, Tatsuya Ishikawa

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Abstract

To investigate the time sequence of the neural processes underlying face perception, magnetoencephalography was performed using a seeing-as-face task, in which visual inputs were identical across two conditions, but subject perceptions differed: one being a non-specific pattern of geographical shapes, the other being a percept of a face. Subtraction between the two conditions revealed a response occurring 120 ms after stimulus onset in right occipital, ∼50 ms earlier than previously reported response at a latency of 170 ms at the right fusiform gyrus. As our novel task completely excluded differences in low-level properties of visual stimuli between control and face conditions, these two responses were considered specific to face perception. The result supported the two-stage theory of face processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroReport
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 9

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Magnetoencephalography
Temporal Lobe
Facial Recognition

Keywords

  • Face perception
  • M100
  • M170
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Seeing-as-face

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Kato, Y., Muramatsu, T., Kato, M., Shintani, M., Yoshino, F., Shimono, M., & Ishikawa, T. (2004). An earlier component of face perception detected by seeing-as-face task. NeuroReport, 15(2), 225-229. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001756-200402090-00002

An earlier component of face perception detected by seeing-as-face task. / Kato, Yutaka; Muramatsu, Taro; Kato, Motoichiro; Shintani, Masuro; Yoshino, Fumihiro; Shimono, Masaki; Ishikawa, Tatsuya.

In: NeuroReport, Vol. 15, No. 2, 09.02.2004, p. 225-229.

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Kato, Y, Muramatsu, T, Kato, M, Shintani, M, Yoshino, F, Shimono, M & Ishikawa, T 2004, 'An earlier component of face perception detected by seeing-as-face task', NeuroReport, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 225-229. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001756-200402090-00002
Kato, Yutaka ; Muramatsu, Taro ; Kato, Motoichiro ; Shintani, Masuro ; Yoshino, Fumihiro ; Shimono, Masaki ; Ishikawa, Tatsuya. / An earlier component of face perception detected by seeing-as-face task. In: NeuroReport. 2004 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 225-229.
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