NIH-Conte/NSF Project:

Detection and Recognition of
Objects in Visual Cortex

About the Center Investigators Publications News and Events

A collaboration between the laboratories of Profs. Tomaso Poggio, Jim DiCarlo and Earl Miller at MIT, David Ferster at Northwestern University, Christof Koch at Caltech, and Maximilian Riesenhuber at Georgetown University.

Recent Achievements:

See: Recent report for Council Presentation

News Spotlight:

2006 Annual Conte Center Meeting - September 11-12th, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

New Papers:

Freedman, D.J., M. Riesenhuber, T. Poggio and E.K. Miller. Experience-Dependent Sharpening of Visual Shape Selectivity in Inferior Temporal Cortex, Cerebral Cortex, 2005, in press.

Jiang, X., E. Rosen, T. Zeffiro, J. VanMeter, V. Blanz and M. Riesenhuber. Evaluation of a Shape-Based Model of Human Face Discrimination Using fMRI and Behavioral Techniques, Neuron, Vol. 50, 159-172, 2006.

Kreiman, G., C.P. Hung, A. Kraskov, R.Q. Quiroga, T. Poggio and J.J. DiCarlo. Object Selectivity of Local Field Potentials and Spikes in the Macaque Inferior Temporal Cortex, Neuron, Vol. 49, 433-445, 2006.

Boudreau, C.E. and D. Ferster. Short-term Synaptic Depression in Thalamocortical Synapses of the Cat Primary Visual Cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 25, 7179-7190, 2005.

Cox, D.D., P. Meier, N. Oertelt, and J.J. DiCarlo. 'Breaking' Position-Invariant Object Recognition, Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1145-1147, 2005.

DiCarlo, J.J. and J.H.R. Maunsell. Using Neuronal Latency to Determine Sensory-motor Processing Pathways in Reaction Time Tasks, Journal of Neurophysiology, 93, 2974-2986, 2005.

Hung, C.P., G. Kreiman, T. Poggio and J.J. DiCarlo. Fast Readout of Object Identity from Macaque Inferior Temporal Cortex, Science, Vol. 310, 863-866, 2005.

Quiroga, R.Q., L. Reddy, G. Kreiman, C. Koch and I. Fried. Invariant Visual Representation by Single Neurons in the Human Brain, Nature-Letters, Vol. 435, 1102-1107, June 2005.

Walther, D., U. Rutishauser, C. Koch and P. Perona. Selective Visual Attention Enables Learning and Recognition of Multiple Objects in Cluttered Scenes. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 100, 41-63, 2005.

Zoccolan, D., D.D. Cox and J.J. DiCarlo. Multiple Object Response Normalization in Monkey Infero-temporal Cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 36, 8150-64, 2005.

Conference Abstracts:  Cosyne 2005: see Publications

Supported by:  NIH-Conte Center, Contract No. 1 P20 MH66239-01A1; NSF-NIH-CRCNS, Contract No. EIA-0218693


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