SAGE Journal Articles

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Lilia Psalta, Andrew W. Young, Peter Thompson, and Timothy J. Andrews 
The Thatcher Illusion Reveals Orientation Dependence in Brain Regions Involved in Processing Facial Expressions 
Psychological Science January 2014 25: 128-136, first published on November 21, 2013 doi:10.1177/0956797613501521
  • What are the basic components of the Thatcher Illusion?
  • What techniques can be used to measure the Thatcher Illusion?
  • What are Thatcherized images? How are they utilized in experimentation?
  • How did inverting the images of faces affect facial discrimination of participants in the authors’ experiments?
Martijn E. Wokke, Annelinde R. E. Vandenbroucke, H. Steven Scholte, and Victor A. F. Lamme
Confuse Your Illusion: Feedback to Early Visual Cortex Contributes to Perceptual Completion 
Psychological Science January 2013 24: 63-71, first published on December 10, 2012 doi:10.1177/0956797612449175
  • What aspects of visual processing have been thought to contribute to perceptual completion? What support has been found (or not found) for these aspects of processing?
  • How was LO targeted with TMS? Describe the process.
  • What role does lower-level processing play in perceptual completion?
  • How do lower-level and higher-level processing work together to achieve perceptual completion?
Jorge Sepulcre
Functional Streams and Cortical Integration in the Human Brain 
Neuroscientist, October 2014; vol. 20, 5: pp. 499-508., first published on April 15, 2014
  • How have MRI’s and graph theory contributed to the study of systems neuroscience?
  • How does the brain incorporate and integrate information from the external world? Does this process differ depending on what sense receives new information?
  • What role does the motor cortex play in interacting with and adapting to the external environment?
  • How does the motor cortex affect language and the perception of audio-verbal stimuli?
  • What is stepwise connectivity analysis? How is it a useful method of visualizing sensory systems?
Daniel L. Adams and Jonathan C. Horton
Ocular Dominance Columns: Enigmas and Challenges 
Neuroscientist, February 2009; vol. 15, 1: pp. 62-77.
  • What are ocular dominance columns? How were they first discovered in humans and how do they affect human vision?
  • What is the BOLD signal and how does it relate to ocular dominance columns?
  • If a person becomes blind only in one eye, how does that affect the pattern of ocular dominance columns in the striate cortex?
  • What is the influence of a patch on the striate cortex?
  • What is the relationship between amblyopia and ocular dominance columns?