P Downing

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Dissociation of extrastriate body and biological-motion selective areas by manipulation of visual-motor congruency
    Ioannis Kontaris
    Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychologia 47:3118-24. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Interactions between visual working memory and selective attention
    P E Downing
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Psychol Sci 11:467-73. 2000
  3. doi request reprint Visual neuroscience: a hat-trick for modularity
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R160-2. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The role of the extrastriate body area in action perception
    Paul E Downing
    University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Soc Neurosci 1:52-62. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Face perception: broken into parts
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
    Curr Biol 17:R888-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of overlapping lateral occipitotemporal activations using multi-voxel pattern analysis
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 27:226-33. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Domain specificity in visual cortex
    P E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Cereb Cortex 16:1453-61. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Bodies capture attention when nothing is expected
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
    Cognition 93:B27-38. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint A cortical area selective for visual processing of the human body
    P E Downing
    School of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK
    Science 293:2470-3. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Testing cognitive models of visual attention with fMRI and MEG
    P Downing
    School of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Neuropsychologia 39:1329-42. 2001

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Publications27

  1. pmc Dissociation of extrastriate body and biological-motion selective areas by manipulation of visual-motor congruency
    Ioannis Kontaris
    Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychologia 47:3118-24. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that, in contrast to pSTS, EBA and FBA are decoupled from motor systems. Instead we propose that their role is limited to perceptual analysis of body-related visual input...
  2. ncbi request reprint Interactions between visual working memory and selective attention
    P E Downing
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Psychol Sci 11:467-73. 2000
    ..These results confirm a specific prediction about the influence of working memory contents on the guidance of attention...
  3. doi request reprint Visual neuroscience: a hat-trick for modularity
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R160-2. 2009
    ..A new study using transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain shows that each of three neighboring areas of visual cortex plays a specific and causal role in perceiving faces, bodies and other kinds of objects...
  4. doi request reprint The role of the extrastriate body area in action perception
    Paul E Downing
    University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Soc Neurosci 1:52-62. 2006
    ..We propose that the EBA plays a unique role in the perception of action, by representing the static structure, rather than dynamic aspects, of the human form...
  5. ncbi request reprint Face perception: broken into parts
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
    Curr Biol 17:R888-9. 2007
    ..A recent study has shown that, using transcranial magnetic stimulation to stimulate an area of the visual cortex, the perception of face parts can be selectively and reversibly disrupted, while the perception of their arrangement is spared...
  6. ncbi request reprint Functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of overlapping lateral occipitotemporal activations using multi-voxel pattern analysis
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 27:226-33. 2007
    ..Multi-voxel approaches, in contrast to other methods, can reveal the functional significance of overlapping fMRI activity in extrastriate cortex and, by extension, elsewhere in the brain...
  7. ncbi request reprint Domain specificity in visual cortex
    P E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Cereb Cortex 16:1453-61. 2006
    ..Taken together, these results demonstrate both the strong selectivity of a small number of regions and the scarcity of such regions in visual cortex...
  8. ncbi request reprint Bodies capture attention when nothing is expected
    Paul E Downing
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
    Cognition 93:B27-38. 2004
    ..More generally, they are consistent with the proposal that the visual system assigns attentional priority to types of stimuli that are also represented in strongly selective cortical regions...
  9. ncbi request reprint A cortical area selective for visual processing of the human body
    P E Downing
    School of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK
    Science 293:2470-3. 2001
    ..This region was found in the lateral occipitotemporal cortex in all subjects tested and apparently reflects a specialized neural system for the visual perception of the human body...
  10. ncbi request reprint Testing cognitive models of visual attention with fMRI and MEG
    P Downing
    School of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Neuropsychologia 39:1329-42. 2001
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  11. ncbi request reprint The effect of viewpoint on body representation in the extrastriate body area
    Annie W Y Chan
    School of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK
    Neuroreport 15:2407-10. 2004
    ..Modulation of EBA activity by viewpoint was modest relative to modulation by stimulus class. We propose that the EBA plays a relatively early role in social vision...
  12. ncbi request reprint The sight of others' pain modulates motor processing in human cingulate cortex
    India Morrison
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Cereb Cortex 17:2214-22. 2007
    ..This study also suggests a functional topography in medial premotor regions implicated in "pain empathy," with adjacent activations relating to pain-selective and motor-selective components, and their interaction...
  13. ncbi request reprint Selectivity for the human body in the fusiform gyrus
    Marius V Peelen
    School of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom LL57 2AS
    J Neurophysiol 93:603-8. 2005
    ..These results challenge accounts of the mid-fusiform gyrus that focus solely on faces and suggest that this region contains multiple distinct category-selective neural representations...
  14. doi request reprint fMRI-adaptation studies of viewpoint tuning in the extrastriate and fusiform body areas
    John C Taylor
    Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom
    J Neurophysiol 103:1467-77. 2010
    ..Our results show that body-selective cortical areas exhibit a similar degree of view-invariance as other object selective areas--such as the lateral occipitotemporal area (LO) and posterior fusiform gyrus (pFs)...
  15. doi request reprint Animate and inanimate objects in human visual cortex: Evidence for task-independent category effects
    Alison J Wiggett
    School of Psychology, Adeilad Brigantia, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL572AS, Wales, UK
    Neuropsychologia 47:3111-7. 2009
    ..Furthermore, we consider whether the animate and inanimate activations reflect biases in the non-preferred responses of strongly category-selective regions such as the fusiform face area or the parahippocampal place area...
  16. pmc Surface-based information mapping reveals crossmodal vision-action representations in human parietal and occipitotemporal cortex
    Nikolaas N Oosterhof
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom
    J Neurophysiol 104:1077-89. 2010
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  17. doi request reprint Functional characterisation of the extrastriate body area based on the N1 ERP component
    John C Taylor
    Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University, United Kingdom
    Brain Cogn 73:153-9. 2010
    ..We interpret these findings as evidence for EBA as the primary generator of the body-selective N1 component. Our results are an example of the use of functional criteria to distinguish among the possible neural sources of ERP markers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Within-subject reproducibility of category-specific visual activation with functional MRI
    Marius V Peelen
    School of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom
    Hum Brain Mapp 25:402-8. 2005
    ..We conclude that within subjects, high-level category-specific visual areas can be localized robustly across scanning sessions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Patterns of fMRI activity dissociate overlapping functional brain areas that respond to biological motion
    Marius V Peelen
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, United Kingdom
    Neuron 49:815-22. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of visual body perception
    Marius V Peelen
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2AS, UK
    Nat Rev Neurosci 8:636-48. 2007
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  21. ncbi request reprint Functional MRI analysis of body and body part representations in the extrastriate and fusiform body areas
    John C Taylor
    School of Psychology, Adeilad Brigantia, Penrallt Road, Bangor, UK LL57 2AS
    J Neurophysiol 98:1626-33. 2007
    ..Specifically, we hypothesize that the EBA analyzes bodies at the level of parts (as has been proposed for faces in the OFA), whereas FBA (by analogy to FFA) may have a role in processing the configuration of body parts into wholes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Organization of felt and seen pain responses in anterior cingulate cortex
    India Morrison
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Neuroimage 37:642-51. 2007
    ..This has implications for the interpretation of BOLD data in addressing "mirrorlike" activations in general, whether in action-related or pain-related areas...
  23. doi request reprint Neural correlates of affective influence on choice
    Richard M Piech
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, LL57 2AS, UK
    Brain Cogn 72:282-8. 2010
    ..Hunger influenced choice-related activity in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Our results show that choice is associated with the use of distinct neural structures for the pursuit of different goals...
  24. doi request reprint The face network: overextended? (Comment on: "Let's face it: It's a cortical network" by Alumit Ishai)
    Alison J Wiggett
    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Adeilad Brigantia, Penrallt Road, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK
    Neuroimage 40:420-2. 2008
    ..Finally, we consider briefly how converging methodological approaches may augment the use of fMRI alone in understanding how anatomically widespread brain areas coordinate their activity in order to make sense of the human face...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is the extrastriate body area involved in motor actions?
    Marius V Peelen
    Nat Neurosci 8:125; author reply 125-6. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Viewpoint-specific scene representations in human parahippocampal cortex
    Russell Epstein
    Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 3815 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Neuron 37:865-76. 2003
    ..These results demonstrate that scene processing in the PPA is viewpoint specific and suggest that the PPA represents the relationship between the observer and the surfaces that define local space...
  27. ncbi request reprint Using multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data to interpret overlapping functional activations
    Marius V Peelen
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:4-5. 2007