9.13 | Spring 2019 | Undergraduate

The Human Brain


Assignment 4

Article: Bryan, P.B., J.B. Julian, and R.A. Epstein. “Rectilinear Edge Selectivity Is Insufficient to Explain the Category Selectivity of the Parahippocampal Place Area.” Front. Hum. Neurosci. 10, no. 137 (2016): 1–12. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00137

Assignment: Read the paper and answer the questions below.

  1. Describe the main conclusion of the paper in one sentence.
  2. Explain the main point of Figure 4 in one sentence.
  3. Describe the stimulus conditions you would need and the key prediction you would make to test the hypothesis that the FFA contains information about the curviness of faces.

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