Representation of Object Images by Combinations of Visual Features in the Macaque Inferior Temporal Cortex

  1. Derek J. Chadwick,
  2. Mathew Diamond Organizer and
  3. Jamie Goode
  1. Manabu Tanifuji,
  2. Kazushige Tsunoda and
  3. Yukako Yamane

Published Online: 7 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470034989.ch17

Percept, Decision, Action: Bridging the Gaps: Novartis Foundation Symposium 270

Percept, Decision, Action: Bridging the Gaps: Novartis Foundation Symposium 270

How to Cite

Tanifuji, M., Tsunoda, K. and Yamane, Y. (2006) Representation of Object Images by Combinations of Visual Features in the Macaque Inferior Temporal Cortex, in Percept, Decision, Action: Bridging the Gaps: Novartis Foundation Symposium 270 (eds D. J. Chadwick, M. Diamond and J. Goode), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470034989.ch17

Author Information

  1. Laboratory for Integrative Neural Systems, Brain Science Institute, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

  1. Current address: Laboratory for Visual Physiology, National Tokyo Medical Center, Higashigaoka 2–5-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8902, Japan.

  2. Current address: Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, The Johns Hopkins Univ. 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 JAN 2006

Book Series:

  1. Novartis Foundation Symposia

Book Series Editors:

  1. Novartis Foundation

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012338

Online ISBN: 9780470034989

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Keywords:

  • ventral visual pathway and object recognition;
  • intrinsic signal imaging of columnar activation;
  • object image representation;
  • intrinsic signal imaging and extracellular recordings;
  • configurational information

Summary

The ventral visual pathway is essential for object recognition where features necessary for recognition are extracted from object images. This pathway is not directly related to action; nevertheless extraction of features from object images through this pathway is closely related to actions since we determine our behaviour based on sensory information, such as object images in the scene. To link perception and action, we have investigated neural representation of object images in area TE. Area TE, the anterior part of the inferior temporal (IT) cortex, is the final purely visual area in the ventral visual pathway. Since individual neurons in this area respond to features less complex than object images, an object image is supposed to be represented by multiple features. Here, to investigate sets of features necessary for representation of object images, we conducted a combination study of an optical imaging technique and single cellular recordings from anesthetized macaque monkeys.