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Contrasting the dorsal and ventral visual systems: guidance of movement versus decision making.

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It is widely accepted that the ventral visual pathways are involved in the identification of objects and the dorsal visual pathways in the visual guidance of reaching and grasping movements. But there are also situations, such as in a choice reaction time task, in which the subjects must select between actions on the basis of visual cues. This paper uses brain imaging to explore the pathways that are involved. Studies using PET and fMRI show that when subjects learn which actions are appropri...

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10.1006/nimg.2001.0836

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Volume:
14
Issue:
1 Pt 2
Pages:
S125-S131
Publication date:
2001-07-05
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EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
URN:
uuid:9ba0b7c5-985e-4b86-8919-d08feaaae08e
Source identifiers:
26028
Local pid:
pubs:26028

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