The Mind's Eye and Visual Perception

Posted 2 Apr 2002 at 15:00 UTC by steve Share This

Does the same part of the human brain process both mental imagery (aka "the minds eye") and visual perception? This is an old debate but new evidence from brain scanners is raising doubt about the theory that the same part of the brain is used for both activities. The National Post has a short summary of a new paper co-authored by Michael Tarr that appears in the Mar 28, 2002 issue of the Journal Neuron.

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