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Microstructural Proliferation in Human Cortex is Coupled with the Development of Face Processing. Jesse Gomez, Michael A. Barnett, Vaidehi Natu, Aviv Mezer, Nicola Palomero-Gallagher, Kevin S. Weiner, Katrin Amunts, Karl Zilles, Kalanit Grill-Spector. Science, Vol. 355, Issue 6320, pp. 68-71. doi: 10.1126/science.aag0311


The Cytoarchitecture of Domain-specific Regions in Human High-level Visual Cortex. Kevin S. Weiner*, Michael A. Barnett*, Simon Lorenz, Julian Caspers, Anthony Stigliani, Katrin Amunts, Karl Zilles, Bruce Fischl and Kalanit Grill-Spector, Cerebral Cortex, 2016, 1-16. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw361. * Co-first authors

Development of Neural Sensitivity to Face Identity Correlates with Perceptual Discriminability. Vaidehi S. Natu, Michael A. Barnett, Jake Hartley, Jesse Gomez,Anthony Stigliani,and Kalanit Grill-Spector, Journal of Neuroscience, 2016, 36(42):10893–10907. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime.

The Face-Processing Network Is Resilient to Focal Resection of Human Visual Cortex. Weiner KS, Jonas J, Gomez J, Maillard L, Brissart H, Hossu G, Jacques C, Loftus D, Colnat-Coulbois S, Stigliani A, Barnett MA, Grill-Spector K*, Rossion B*, Journal of Neuroscience, 2016,36(32):8425-8440. * equal contribution

The posterior arcuate fasciculus and the vertical occipital fasciculus. Weiner KS, Yeatman JD, Wandell BA, Cortex. 2016 Mar 31. pii: S0010-9452(16)30050-8.

Learning the 3-D structure of objects from 2-D views depends on shape, not format. Tian M, Yamins D, Grill-Spector K, Journal of Vision, 2016, 16(7):7, 1–17

Developmental prosopagnosia is associated with reduced spatial integration in the ventral visual cortex. Witthoft N,Poltoratski S, Nguyen M, Golarai, Liberman A, LaRocque KF, Smith, ME, Grill-Spector, K, bioRxiv preprint first posted online Apr. 29, 2016; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/051102.

Corresponding ECoG and fMRI category-selective signals in human ventral temporal cortex. Jacques C, Witthoft N, Weiner KS, Foster BL, Rangarajan V, Hermes D, Miller KJ, Parvizi J, Grill-Spector K. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Mar; 83:14-28. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.07.024. Epub 2015 Jul 23.

The anatomical and functional specialization of the fusiform gyrus. Weiner KS, Zilles K. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Mar; 83:48-62. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.033. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

Introduction to Neuropsychologia special issue on functional selectivity, a tribute to Dr. Shlomo Bentin (1946-2012). Deouell LY, Grill-Spector K, Malach R, Murray MM, Rossion B. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Mar;83:1-4. Cover


Experience Shapes the Development of Neural Substrates of Face Processing in Human Ventral Temporal Cortex. Golarai, G., Liberman, A., Grill-Spector, K., Cerebral Cortex, 1–16, 2015, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv314

Two New Cytoarchitectonic Areas on the Human Mid-Fusiform Gyrus. Lorenz S, Weiner KS, Capers J, Mohlberg H,Schleicher A, Bludau S, Eickhoff SB, Grill-Spector K, Zilles K, and Amunts K, Cerebral Cortex, 1–13, 2015, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv225

Temporal Processing Capacity in High-Level Visual Cortex Is Domain Specific. Stigliani A Weiner KS, Grill-Spector K. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(36):12412–12424, September 9, 2015

Human V4 and ventral occipital retinotopic maps. Winawer J. and Witthoft N. Visual Neuroscience. 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0952523815000176

The physiology of perception in human temporal lobe is specialized for contextual novelty. Miller K.J., Hermes D, Witthoft, N, Rao R.P.N., Ojemann J.G. Journal of Neurophysiology., 2015

Prevalence of Learned Grapheme-Color Pairings in a Large Online Sample of Synesthetes. Witthoft N, Winawer J, Eagleman DM, PLoS One, 2015

Spatiotemporal information during unsupervised learning enhances viewpoint invariant object recognition. Tian M and Grill-Spector K. Journal of Vision 15(6):7, 1–13, 2015

The evolution of face processing networks. Weiner KS and Grill-Spector K. Trends Cogn Sci., 19(5):240-12015

Attention reduces spatial uncertainty in human ventral temporal cortex ventral temporal cortex. Kay KN, Weiner KS, Grill-Spector K. Current Biology 25, 1–6, 2015

Functionally defined white matter reveals segregated pathways in human ventral temporal cortex associated with category-specific processing. Gomez J, Pestilli F, Witthoft N, Golarai G, Liberman A, Poltoratski S, Yoon J, Grill-Spector K. Neuron 85(1):216-27 2015

On (ab)normality: Einstein's fusiform gyrus. Weiner KS, Brain Cognition, 94C: 1-3, 2015


The vertical occipital fasciculus: A century of controversy resolved by in vivo measurements. Yeatman JD, Weiner KS, Pestilli F, Rokem A, Mezer A, Wandell BA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(48):E5214-23, 2014

Electrical Stimulation of the Left and Right Human Fusiform Gyrus Causes Different Effects in Conscious Face Perception, Rangarajan, V., Hermes, D., Foster, B.L. Weiner, K.S., Jacques, C., Grill-Spector, K., Parvizi, J., Neurosci, 34(38): 12828-12836, 2014

Cultural differences in perceptual reorganization is US and Piraha adults. Jennifer M.D. Yoon, Nathan Witthoft, Jonathan Winawer, Michael C. Frank, Daniel L. Everett, Edward Gibson, Nov. 2014

The functional architecture of the ventral temporal cortex and its role in visual categorization. Grill-Spector K and Weiner KS. Nature Reviews Neuroscience,15(8):536-48, 2014

History: Two brains and a forgotten theory. Weiner KS. Nature, 509(7498):33, 2014


The mid-fusiform sulcus: A landmark identifying both cytoarchitectonic and functional divisions of human ventral temporal cortex Weiner, KS,. Golaria, G., Caspers, C., Chuapoco, M., Mohlberg, H., Zilles, K., Amunts, K., Grill-Spector, K., NeuroImage 84:453-65, 2014; Epub September 7th 2013

Where is human V4? Predicting the location of hV4 and VO1 from cortical folding
Witthoft, N., Nguyen M., Golarai G., LaRocque K, Liberman A, Smith, ME, Grill-Spector K., Cerbral Cortex, Epub April 16th 2013

Global similarity and pattern separation in the human medial temporal lobe predict subsequent memory
LaRocque KF, Smith ME, Carr VA, Witthoft, N, Grill-Spector K, Wagner AD, J Neurosci, March 2013; 33(13):5466-5474

Learning, Memory and Synesthesia
Witthoft, N. and Winawer, J. Psychological Science, Jan 10th 2013, [Epub ahead of print].


Electrical stimuation of the human fusiform face-selective regions distorts face perception
Parvizi J, Jacques C, Foster BL, Witthoft N, Rangarajan V, Weiner KS, Grill-Spector K.
J Neurosci. 32(43):14915-20 2012

The improbable simplicity of the fusiform face area.
Weiner, K.S., Grill-Spector, K. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 16(5): 251-254. Epub April 3rd 2012

Synchrony upon repetition: One or multiple mechanisms?
Weiner, K.S. and Grill-Spector, K. Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 3, issue 3-4, Epub March 26th 2012. Commentary on Repetition priming and repetition suppression: a case for enhanced efficiency through neural synchronization.

The interplay between feature-saliency and feedback information in visual category learning tasks
Hammer, R., Sloutzky V., Grill-Spector K. CogSci 2012 Proceedings, paper 0084.

White matter microstructure on diffusion tensor imaging is associated with conventional magnetic resonance imaging findings and cognitive function in adolescents born preterm.
Feldman HM, Lee ES, Loe IM, Yeom KW, Grill-Spector K, Luna B.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Sep;54(9):809-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04378.x. Epub 2012 Jul 16.

Functional hetrogeneity in posterior parietal cortex across attention and episodic memory retrieval
Hutchinson JB, Uncapher MR, Weiner KS, Bressler DW, Silver MA, Preston AR, Wagner AD. Cereb Cortex. Epub 2012 Sep 26.

Environmental inversion effects in face perception.
Davidenko N, Flusberg SJ. Cognition. Epub March 14; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2012.02.009

Effects of Color Terms on Color Perception and Cognition
Winawer, J and Witthoft, N.. Encyclopedia of Color Technology, R. Lou (Ed), In press.


Neural representations of faces and limbs neighbor in high-level visual cortex: evidence for a new organization principle.
Weiner, K.S., Grill-Spector, K. Psychological Research. Epub 2011 Dec 3.

Face-likeness and image variability drive responses in human face-selective ventral regions
Davidenko, N., Remus, D., Grill-Spector, K. Human Brain Mapping. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

Not one extrastriate body area: Using anatomical landmarks, hMT+, and visual field maps to parcellate limb-selective activations
in human lateral occipitotemporal cortex.

Weiner, K.S., Grill-Spector, K. Neuroimage 56(4):2183-99; Epub 2011 March 22.

Illusions of visual motion elicited by electrical stimulation of human MT complex
Rauschecker AM, Dastjerdi M, Weiner KS, Witthoft N, Chen J, Selimbeyoglu A, Parvizi J. PLoS One, 2011; 6(7) Epub 2011 Jul 13.


Sparsely-distributed organization of face and limb activations in human ventral temporal cortex.
Weiner, K.S., Grill-Spector, K. Neuroimage 52(4):1559-73. Epub 2010 May 10.

The fusiform face area is enlarged in Williams syndrome.
Golarai, G., Hong, S., Haas, B.W., Galaburda, A.M., Mills, D.L., Bellugi, U., Grill-Spector, K., Reiss, A.L. J Neurosci.
2010 May 12; 30(19):6700-12.

fMRI-adaptation and category selectivity in human ventral temporal cortex: Regional differences across time scales.
Weiner, KS., Sayres, R., Vinberg J., Grill-Spector, K. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] 103(6):3349-3365


Differential development of the ventral visual cortex extends through adolescence.
Golarai, G., Liberman, A., Yoon, J.M.D., and Grill-Spector, K. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 3:80. doi: 10.3389/neuro.09.080.2009

Exemplar frequency affects unsupervised learning of shapes.
Witthoft, N., Davidenko, N., & Grill-Spector, K. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3058-63). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. 2009.

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Grill-Spector, K., Witthoft, N. Neuron 2009;62(2):161-2

Object Perception: Physiology
Grill-Spector, K. Encyclopedia of Perception, Edited by Bruce Goldstein. Sage Publications. Accepted for publication, Dec. 28th 2008.

What has fMRI taught us about object recognition?
Grill-Spector, K. Object Categorization: Computer and Human Vision Perspectives. Edited by Dickinson, S., Tarr, M., Leonardis, A., and Schiele, B. Cambridge University Press, pp. 102-128, 2009.


The representation of object viewpoint in the human visual cortex.
Andresen, D.R., Vinberg, J., Grill-Spector, K. NeuroImage. Epub 2008 Nov 25th.

Fine-scale spatial organization of face and object selectivity in the temporal lobe: Do fMRI, optical imaging, and electrophysiology agree? Op de Beeck H, DiCarlo J, Goense J, Grill-Spector K, Papanastassiou A, Tanifuji M and Tsao D. J Neuroscience. 2008; 28(46):11796-801

Relating retinotopic and object-selective responses in human lateral occipital cortex.
Sayres R, Grill-Spector K. J Neurophysiol. 2008. Epub 2008 May 7.

Object Recognition: Insights From Advances in fMRI Methods
Grill-Spector K, Sayres, R. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 17(2): 73-79

Developmental neuroimaging of the human ventral visual cortex.
Grill-Spector K, Golarai G, Gabrieli J. Trends Cogn Sci. 2008 Mar 21.

Representation of Shapes, Edges, and Surfaces Across Multiple Cues in the Human Visual Cortex.
Joakim Vinberg, Kalanit Grill-Spector. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Mar;99(3):1380-93.

Visual Priming.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, In Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference. Section 3: Systems Neuroscience. Edited by Howard Eichenbaum and John Bryne. Elsevier, Oxford. UK.


Silhouetted Face Profiles: A New Methodology for Face Perception Research
Nicolas Davidenko. J Vis. 2007 Mar 21;7(4):6.

Differential development of high-level visual cortex correlates with category-specific recognition memory.
Golarai G, Ghahremani DG, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Reiss A, Eberhardt JL, Gabrieli JD, Grill-Spector K.; Nat Neurosci. 2007 Apr;10(4):512-22.


Autism and the Development of Face Processing
Golarai, G; Grill-Spector, K; Reiss, AL Clinical Neuroscience Research; Oct 2006; v.6, no.3-4, p.145-160

High-resolution imaging reveals highly selective nonface clusters in the fusiform face area.
Grill-Spector K, Sayres R, Ress D. Nat Neurosci. 2006 Sep;9(9):1177-85. Epub 2006 Aug 6. Erratum in: Nat Neurosci. 2007 Jan;10(1):133.

Object-selective cortex exhibits performance-independent repetition suppression.

Rory Sayres, Kalanit Grill-Spector. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Feb;95(2):995-1007. Epub 2005 Oct 19

Repetition and the brain: neural models of stimulus specific effects.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Rik Henson and Alex Martin. Trends in cognitive science. 2006 Jan;10(1):14-23. Epub Nov. 28th, 2005.

Selectivity of adaptation in single units: implications for FMRI experiments.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Neuron. 2006 Jan 19;49(2):170-1.


Identifying distributed object representations in human extrastriate cortex.
Rory Sayres and Kalanit Grill-Spector. Proceeding of Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). Vancouver. Dec. 5th-9th, 2005.

Visual recognition: as soon as you see it, you know what it is.
Kalanit Grill-Spector and Nancy Kanwisher, Psychological Science 16(2):152-160.
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fMRI adaptation: a tool for studying visual representations in the primate brain.
Zoe Kourtzi and Kalanit Grill-Spector. In Fitting the Mind into the World: Adaptation and After-Effects in High Level Vision, edited by Gillian Rhodes and Colin Clifford, Oxford University Press.


The FFA subserves face perception not generic within category identification.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Nick Knouf and Nancy Kanwisher, Nature Neuroscience 7(5):555-62.
Published online April 11th 2004.
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The Human Visual Cortex.
Kalanit Grill-Spector and Rafael Malach. Annual Reviews Neuroscience. 27:649-677. 2004


The neural basis of object perception.
Kalanit Grill-Spector. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 13:1-8, 2003

The functional organization of the ventral visual pathway and its relationship to object recognition.
Kalanit Grill-Spector , In Attention and Performance XX: Functional Brain Imaging of Visual Cognition, Editors: Nancy Kanwisher and John Duncan, Oxford University Press, London, England. 2003.

Occipital Lobe,
Kalanit Grill-Spector. in the Encylopedia of Neurological Sciences, Editords Aminoff, M. Daroff, R., Academic Press, 2003


Semantic versus perceptual priming in fusiform cortex.
Kalanit Grill-Spector. Trends Cogn Sci. 5(6):227-228, 2001

The lateral occipital complex and its role in object recognition.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Zoe Kourtzi and Nancy Kanwisher. Vision Research, 41,1409-1422, 2001

fMR-Adaptation: a tool for studying the functional properties of human cortical neurons.1, 2001 .(Special issue on cognitive neuroscience).
Kalanit Grill-Spector and Rafael Malach. Acta Psychologica 107, 293-32


The dynamics of object-selective activation correlate with recognition performance in humans.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Tammar Kushnir, Talma Hendler, and Rafael Malach. Nature Neuroscience, 3(8):837-43, 2000.


Differential processing of objects under various viewing conditions in the human lateral occipital complex.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Tammar Kushnir, Shimon Edelman, Galia Avidan, Y. Itzchak, and Rafael Malach. Neuron, 24(1):187-20,1999.


A sequence of object-processing stages revealed by fMRI in the human occipital lobe.
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Tammar Kushnir, Talma Hendler, Shimon Edelman, Yaacov Itzchak and Rafael Malach. Human Brain Mapping, 6(4), pages 316-328, 1998.

Cue invariant activation in object-related areas of the Human occipital lobe.
K. Grill-Spector, T. Kushnir, S. Edelman, Y. Itzchak and R. Malach. Neuron, 21(1) pages 191-202, 1998.

Towards direct visualization of the internal shape space by fMRI.
Shimon Edelman, Kalanit Grill-Spector, Tammar Kushnir, and Rafael Malach. Psychobiology (special issue on Cognitive Neuroscience of Object Representation and Recognition), 26, 309-321, 1998.


Anatomical origin and computational role of diversity in the response properties of cortical neurons.
K. Grill-Spector, S. Edelman, and R. Malach, in Brain Theory - Biological basis and computational principles, A. Aertsen and V. Braitenberg eds., Elsevier, 1996

Anatomical Origin and computational role of diversity in the response properties of cortical neurons.
Kalanit Grill Spector Shimon Edelman and Rafael Malach, Proc. 1994 Conf. on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS-7), G. Tesauro, D. Touretzky, J. Alspector, eds., Morgan Kauffman, 1995.