How the Brain Organizes Everything We See

http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/12/25/192200/how-the-brain-organizes-ev
erything-we-see

Science is the process of eliminating supernatural explanations. - Robert
Park

[From Rick Marken (2012.12.26.1900)]

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erything-we-see

RM: Very interesting, Ted. But what does it all mean? Is he showing
the relationship between the semantic map and the cortical map of the
words they use to describe aspects of the images? I understand how the
semantic mapping is done (using non-metric multidimensional scaling
techniques; I used to love that stuff) but I don't quite understand
how they did the cortical mapping. Do you understand it?

Best

Rick

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On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Ted Cloak <tcloak@unm.edu> wrote:
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[From: Richard Pfau (2012.12.29 08:06 Nepal)]

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Ted,

Very interesting! Thanks for passing this on.

The brain maps seem to provide a visual basis for understanding how priming may work -- that is,how stimulating a semantic brain area may activate related semantic brain areas.

This assumption, I assume, could be experimentally tested by seeing if words on the map do in fact prime related words shown on the map, as compared to those in other more distant areas shown.

With Regards,
Richard Pfau