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Matter of MindA Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships$
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Kenneth M. Heilman

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195144901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.001.0001

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Sensory Perception and Recognition

Sensory Perception and Recognition

Matter of Mind

Kenneth M. Heilman

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the means by which the brain perceives and recognizes stimuli. Studies of patients with disorders of recognition suggest that the brain recognizes meaningful stimuli by using a multicomponent sequential process. Primary sensory cortices in the occipital lobes (vision), anterior parietal lobes (touch), and superior temporal lobes (audition) receive incoming sensory information and analyze it (e.g., the location and color of stimuli). This processed information is passed on to modality-specific cortical association areas that are adjacent to the primary sensory cortical areas.

Keywords:   brain, stimuli, vision, hearing, touch, agnosia, apperceptive, associative, prosopagnosia

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