Congratulations to three freshly minted Stanford PhDs:
Congratulations to Mareike on your new paper! A preference for mathematical processing outweighs the selectivity for Arabic numbers in the inferior temporal gyrus.
Congratulations to Jesse on your new paper: Development differentially sculpts receptive fields across early and high-level human visual cortex. Read it in Nature Communications
Who knew? Kids look at faces and words different than adults, and this can be explained by receptive fields in the visual system. Read the Stanford News Report on our research
pFs is a functionally-defined region in the human brain that is involved in recognizing objects. A recent trend refers to pFs as the posterior fusiform sulcus, which is a neuroanatomical structure that does not exist. Here, we correct this mistake.
Winter quarter has begun! If you are interested in learning about cortical plasticity, look up our seminar on cortical plasticity: perception and memory.
What a remarkable day!
How does the brain enable you to recognize faces? Click to read our Annual Review.
Our research as covered by:
Ever wonder what the cellular structure of high-level visual regions looks like? Our new paper in Cerebral Cortex now gives you the answer!
Now in the Journal of Neuroscience:
Welcome to Mareike Grotheer, our new postdoctoral fellow!
Now in the Journal of vision: Learning the 3-D structure of objects from 2-D views depends on shape, not format
bioRxiv preprint posted online: Developmental prosopagnosia is associated with reduced spatial integration in the ventral visual cortex
Now in Cerebral Cortex: Two New Cytoarchitectonic Areas on the Human Mid-Fusiform Gyrus!
Congrats to Jesse Gomez for honorable mention in the Sammy Kuo Awards in Neuroscience!!!
Now in the Journal of Neuroscience: Temporal Processing Capacity in High-Level Visual Cortex Is Domain Specific.
Now in Neuropsychologia: Corresponding ECoG and fMRI category-selective signals in human ventral temporal cortex.
Now in Neuropsychologia: The anatomical and functional specialization of the fusiform gyrus.
Congratulations to Lior Bugatus for the Zimbardo award for excellence in teaching Psych 1!!!!
Kendrick Kay, Kevin Weiner and Kalanit Grill-Spector discovered that attention produces a benefit by reducing uncertainty in the peripheral visual field where humans and primates are the worst at seeing.
Congratulations to Makiko Fujimoto who won the Symbolics Systems Firestone Medal for her undergraduate honor thesis! FireStone Ceremory 2014.
Congratulations to Moqian Tian who won the best student poster award at VSS 2014.
Click here to find out how theories of cortical folding proposed 100 years apart are connected by Walt Whitman's brain!
Listen to our own Jesse Gomez explain prosopagnosia (face blindness) on Goggles Optional - a podcast where scientists from Stanford University provide their professional yet humorous takes on the world of scienceClick here to listen.
First whole brain 1.5mm fMRI scan!
Can a minor sulcus predict functional and microanatomical parcellations in high level visual cortex? Click here to find out.
Congratulations to Moqian for recieving the Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities & Sciences
Congrats to Manuel Herrera for graduating from Stanford University!
Have you ever wondered if you could identify a brain area from anatomy alone? We have discovered that area V4 can be predicted from the cortical folding
Congrats to Kevin Weiner and Nicolas Davidenko for receiving awards for their poster presentations in the NIPS International Face Symposium
Having touble localizing the FFA? It's not so simple! See our recent Forum article published in TICS: The improbable simplicity of the fusiform face area.
How does body orientation affect the face inversion effect? See recent paper by Nick Davidenko & Steve Flusberg
Congratulations to Corentin for the birth of his baby daughter!
Nick's paper is in press in HBM!
Watch Kalanit's talk at the Bay Area Vision Meeting:
Kevin and Kalanit in the Center for Biomedical Imaging at Stanford Report:
Not one extrastriate body area: Using anatomical landmarks, hMT+, and visual field maps to parcellate limb-selective activations in human lateral occipitotemporal cortex.
Kalanit discusses perception on SoundVision's "The Really Big Questions."
Congratulations to David Remus for finishing his Ph.D. We'll miss you!
Moqian Tian has joined the lab as a new graduate student!
Kevin Weiner has two new papers in press. Congratulations Kevin!
Sparsely-distributed organization of face and limb activations in human ventral temporal cortex.
fMRI-Adaptation and Category Selectivity in Human Ventral Temporal Cortex: Regional Differences Across Time Scales
More news about Williams syndrome in the Stanford Daily!
Golijeh Golarai, Allan Reiss, Kalanit Grill-Spector and collaborators have come to a better understanding of what's behind the facial fascination common among those who have Williams syndrome, a genetic condition. Click to read more.
Face-selective regions in the human brain continue to develop past childhood.
Kalanit is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure! Congratulations to Kalanit.
Congratulations to Sonia Poltoratski for receiving the 2009 Firestone Medal for her undergraduate honors thesis on the behavioral & neural correlates of congenital prosopagnosia.
Congratulations to Kevin Weiner for receiving the Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award for the 2009 Annual VSS Meeting!
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Researchers say that the ultimate face-recognition tool is in our heads.
How is view invariant object recognition accomplished?
What has fMRI taught us about object recognition?
Can retinotopy explain position effects in LO?
How does the ventral stream develop?