The influence of color and sound on neuronal activation during visual object naming

Hocking, J. and Price, C.J. (2008) The influence of color and sound on neuronal activation during visual object naming. Brain Research, 1241 92-102. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2008.08.037

Author Hocking, J.
Price, C.J.
Title The influence of color and sound on neuronal activation during visual object naming
Journal name Brain Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-8993
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.08.037
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1241
Start page 92
End page 102
Total pages 11
Editor Bloom, F.E.
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject C1
110999 Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Abstract This paper investigates how neuronal activation for naming photographs of objects is influenced by the addition of appropriate colour or sound. Behaviourally, both colour and sound are known to facilitate object recognition from visual form. However, previous functional imaging studies have shown inconsistent effects. For example, the addition of appropriate colour has been shown to reduce antero-medial temporal activation whereas the addition of sound has been shown to increase posterior superior temporal activation. Here we compared the effect of adding colour or sound cues in the same experiment. We found that the addition of either the appropriate colour or sound increased activation for naming photographs of objects in bilateral occipital regions and the right anterior fusiform. Moreover, the addition of colour reduced left antero-medial temporal activation but this effect was not observed for the addition of object sound. We propose that activation in bilateral occipital and right fusiform areas precedes the integration of visual form with either its colour or associated sound. In contrast, left antero-medial temporal activation is reduced because object recognition is facilitated after colour and form have been integrated.
Keyword Audiovisual
Object naming
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 082420
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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