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Filling-in: from perceptual completion to cortical reorganization

Filling-in: from perceptual completion to cortical reorganization
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Dewey Class 612.84 (DDC 22)
Title Filling-in : from perceptual completion to cortical reorganization (EB) / edited by Luiz Pessoa, Peter De Weerd.
Added Personal Name Pessoa, Luiz
De Weerd, Peter
Other name(s) Oxford Scholarship Online
Publication New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2009
Physical Details 1 online resource
ISBN 9780199865307
Note Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 ; Print publication date: 2003
Summary Note A well-known example of filling-in involves the blind spot, a region in the back of the eye that is devoid of photoreceptors. The term blind spot is somewhat of a misnomer, because the corresponding region of visual space is not simply perceived as dark, as one would expect. Instead, it is “filled-in” with the same color and texture as the surrounding background. This phenomenon is often considered as little more than a curiosity. However, this book argues that completion mechanisms similar to those that fill in the blind spot are pervasive and necessary for normal perception. The book reviews evidence suggesting a link between particular neural processes and the perception of filling-in. It then introduces the idea that these processes can instigate various types of long-term neural plasticity, which may underlie recovery and rehabilitation after peripheral injury, as well as other types of skill learning. The connection between completion phenomena and long-term plasticity is explored not only in the visual system, but also in the auditory, somatosensory, and motor systems.:
Mode of acces to digital resource Digital book. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009. Mode of access : World Wide Web. System requirements : Internet Explore 6.0 (or higher) of Firefox 2.0 (or higher). Available as searchable text in HTML format.
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Internet Site http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.001.0001
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