Neural mechanisms of object recognition

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2002 Apr;12(2):162-8. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(02)00304-5.


Single-unit recordings from behaving monkeys and human functional magnetic resonance imaging studies have continued to provide a host of experimental data on the properties and mechanisms of object recognition in cortex. Recent advances in object recognition, spanning issues regarding invariance, selectivity, representation and levels of recognition have allowed us to propose a putative model of object recognition in cortex.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Frontal Lobe / physiology*
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Neural Networks, Computer
  • Recognition, Psychology / physiology*
  • Temporal Lobe / physiology*
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology