Functional anatomy of biological motion perception in posterior temporal cortex: an fMRI study of eye, mouth and hand movements

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Functional anatomy of biological motion perception in posterior temporal cortex: An fMRI study of eye, mouth and hand movements
Authors: Kevin A. Pelphrey, James P. Morris, Charles R. Michelich, Truett Allison, Gregory McCarthy
Citation: Cerebral Cortex 15 (12): 1866-1876. 2005
Database(s): brainspell Neurosynth PubMed (PMID/15746001)
DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhi064.
Link(s): http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/12/1866.full.pdf
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Functional anatomy of biological motion perception in posterior temporal cortex: An fMRI study of eye, mouth and hand movements reports a functional magnetic resonance imaging study on biological motion vision with visual motion perception of the hand, mouth and eyes. The subjects viewed animated characters.

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Healthy young adults
Subjects/♂/♀: 15 / 7 / 8
Age: 24 (20–30)
Handedness: Right
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Approval: Duke University Medical Center Institutional Review Board
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Group 1 of 15 right-handed healthy young adults with 7 males and 8 females were included in the study. The group had a mean age of 24 with a range from 20 to 30. The study on the human subjects was approved by the Duke University Medical Center Institutional Review Board.

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The brain scans were analyzed SPM99 and spatially normalized to MNI space.

The threshold for statistical significance was t > 6.0 and with a cluster size of three continguous voxels.

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