Stimulus recognition

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1994 Apr;4(2):200-6. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(94)90073-6.


This review covers recent research on the neural process through which a novel stimulus becomes familiar. Lesion and recording studies have provided data sufficient to outline a tentative stimulus-recognition circuit and to suggest how the circuit might operate to form the new and relatively lasting stimulus traces that must underlie delayed stimulus recognition. The research has reached a stage where further progress could well be hastened by interaction between experiment and the formal, neurobiologically constrained models that are beginning to appear.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / cytology
  • Brain / growth & development
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Memory / physiology*
  • Models, Neurological
  • Neural Pathways / physiology
  • Neurons / physiology