Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Conscious visual perception without V1.
116 ( Pt 6)
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tPublication Status: ppublish
We used the technique of PET to determine whether visual signals reach visual area V5, specialized for visual motion, when a human patient, blinded by a lesion in area V1, discriminates the direction of motion of visual stimuli and shows, through his verbal reports, that he is consciously aware of both the nature of the visual stimulus and its direction of motion. The results showed that area V5 was active without a parallel activation of area V1, implying that the visual input can reach V5 without passing first through V1 and that such an input is sufficient for both the discrimination and the conscious awareness of the visual stimulus.
Adult, Brain Mapping, Humans, Male, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Visual Cortex/physiology, Visual Cortex/radionuclide imaging, Visual Perception
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