Turn the other cheek: viewpoint aftereffects for faces and objects

Neuron. 2005 Mar 3;45(5):644-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2005.02.020.


In this issue of Neuron, Fang and He demonstrate that viewing a face or object from a particular viewpoint leads to an aftereffect whereby later neutral views of the same stimulus appear to be biased away from the initial viewpoint. This new aftereffect suggests that the human brain contains populations of neurons tuned to the angle from which an object is viewed.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiology
  • Face*
  • Humans
  • Photic Stimulation / methods*
  • Visual Perception / physiology*