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Carnegie Mellon and Princeton Neuroscientists Uncover Neural Mechanisms of Object Recognition


July 13, 2011

neural images of Neuroscientists from Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University examined the brain of a person with object agnosia, a deficit in the ability to recognize objects, and have uncovered the neural mechanisms of object recognition. The results describe the functional neuroanatomy of object agnosia and suggest that damage to the part of the brain critical for object recognition can have a widespread impact on remote parts of the cortex. Full Story

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