Human cortical processing of colour and pattern

Barrett, N. A., Large, M. M., Smith, G. L., Michie, P. T., Karayanidis, F., Kavanagh, D. J., Fawdry, R., Henderson, D. and OSullivan, B. T. (2001) Human cortical processing of colour and pattern. Human Brain Mapping, 13 4: 213-225. doi:10.1002/hbm.1034

Author Barrett, N. A.
Large, M. M.
Smith, G. L.
Michie, P. T.
Karayanidis, F.
Kavanagh, D. J.
Fawdry, R.
Henderson, D.
OSullivan, B. T.
Title Human cortical processing of colour and pattern
Journal name Human Brain Mapping   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1065-9471
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/hbm.1034
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 213
End page 225
Total pages 13
Editor Peter T Fox
Michael Rugg
et al
Place of publication New York
Publisher Wiley-Liss
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
Abstract The present study investigates human visual processing of simple two-colour patterns using a delayed match to sample paradigm with positron emission tomography (PET). This study is unique in that we specifically designed the visual stimuli to be the same for both pattern and colour recognition with all patterns being abstract shapes not easily verbally coded composed of two-colour combinations. We did this to explore those brain regions required for both colour and pattern processing and to separate those areas of activation required for one or the other. We found that both tasks activated similar occipital regions, the major difference being more extensive activation in pattern recognition. A right-sided network that involved the inferior parietal lobule, the head of the caudate nucleus, and the pulvinar nucleus of the thalamus was common to both paradigms. Pattern recognition also activated the left temporal pole and right lateral orbital gyrus, whereas colour recognition activated the left fusiform gyrus and several right frontal regions. (C) 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Keyword Neurosciences
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Visual Attention
Cortical Colour Processing
Cortical Pattern Processing
Positron Emission Tomography
Visual Working-memory
Human Extrastriate Cortex
Human Brain
Neural Systems
Occipitotemporal Cortex
Visuospatial Attention
Form Discrimination
Q-Index Code C1

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