A Continuous Semantic Space……

I came across a report of this recently in the New Scientist and thought it might be important as it seems to suggest that the brain locations of names of objects and actions have some commonality across the brains of a range of different people.

LeftHandBrain

The full text of the article from Neuron

“A Continuous Semantic Space Describes the Representation of Thousands of Object and Action Categories across the Human Brain”

can be accessed here  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2012.10.01

and includes a short video explanation

There is also an interactive tool that uses WebGL which can be activated on Macs with Snow Leopard and above, but it is much easier just to load Chrome for Mac. WebGL is said to run much faster on Chrome anyway, http://gallantlab.org/semanticmovies/

Bibliography

Huth A.G., Nishimoto S., Vu A.T., Gallant J.L.
“A Continuous Semantic Space Describes the Representation of Thousands of Object and Action Categories across the Human Brain”
Neuron Volume 76, Issue 6, 20 December 2012, Pages 1210–1224

											

About Graham Shawcross

Architect PhD student at Edinburgh University Interested in order, rhythm and pattern in Architectural Design
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One Response to A Continuous Semantic Space……

  1. Brain still loading.

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