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Using functional physiology to uncover the fundamental principles of visual cortex  

This proposal introduces new tools for mapping feature and object selectivity across the human visual cortex using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This research will provide a much clearer (and systematic) picture of how the human brain creates the experience of object perception given the optical information arriving at the eyes. Progress in this area may also afford more focused interventions for specific symptoms associated with certain developmental disease processes (e.g., impaired face recognition in autism). Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $310,700.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5R01MH084195-04
Principal Investigator Tarr, Michael
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Neural Systems
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Carnegie Mellon University
State/Country Pennsylvania
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