This video includes the introduction and summary of our research. The visual information on the external world comes into your brain, and different "features" (e.g., color and shape of an object in front of you) are processed in different brain areas through the corresponding database called "representation." In the present study, we have challenged a conventional view on how the neuronal representation generates among the cortical hierarchy, and found a novel mechanism named "precursor-code creation and proliferation" for generating the representation of object-object association at the final stage of visual shape processing in the primate brain. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the July 12, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Toshiyuki Hirabayashi at the University of Tokyo School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues was titled, "Microcircuits for Hierarchical Elaboration of Object Coding Across Primate Temporal Areas."
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