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Are we aware of neural activity in primary visual cortex?

Crick, Francis and Koch, Christof (1995) Are we aware of neural activity in primary visual cortex? Nature, 375 (6527). pp. 121-123. ISSN 0028-0836.

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It is usually assumed that people are visually aware of at least some of the neuronal activity in the primary visual area, V1, of the neocortex. But the neuroanatomy of the macaque monkey suggests that, although primates may be aware of neural activity in other visual cortical areas, they are not directly aware of that in area V1. There is some psychophysical evidence in humans that supports this hypothesis.

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Additional Information:© 1995 Nature Publishing Group. Received 19 December 1994; accepted 25 February 1995. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. F.C. is supported by the J. W. Kieckhefer Foundation. C.K. is supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. We thank L. G. Ungerleider, and D. I. Macleod and S. He for allowing us to quote unpublished experimental work, and the Santa Fe Institute for their hospitality.
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