The lateral occipital complex and its role in object recognition

Vision Res. 2001;41(10-11):1409-22. doi: 10.1016/s0042-6989(01)00073-6.


Here we review recent findings that reveal the functional properties of extra-striate regions in the human visual cortex that are involved in the representation and perception of objects. We characterize both the invariant and non-invariant properties of these regions and we discuss the correlation between activation of these regions and recognition. Overall, these results indicate that the lateral occipital complex plays an important role in human object recognition.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Mapping*
  • Cues
  • Depth Perception / physiology
  • Form Perception / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Memory / physiology*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*