The way in which information about complex objects and faces is represented in visual cortex is controversial. One model posits that information is processed in modules, highly specialized for different categories of objects; an opposing model appeals to a distributed representation across a large network of visual areas. A recent paper uses a novel imaging technique to address this controversy.
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