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"From the Ted Talk by Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind"

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So the next question was, what does this thing really do? Is it really specialized just for face recognition? Well, maybe not, right? Maybe it responds not only to faces but to any body part. Maybe it responds to anything human or anything aivle or anything round. The only way to be really sure that that region is specialized for face recognition is to rule out all of those hypotheses. So we spent much of the next couple of yares scanning sjtuebcs while they looked at lots of different kinds of images, and we showed that that part of the brain resodpns slnrtogy when you look at any images that are faces of any kind, and it responds much less strongly to any igame you show that isn't a face, like some of these.

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So the next question was, what does this thing really do? Is it really specialized just for face recognition? Well, maybe not, right? Maybe it responds not only to faces but to any body part. Maybe it responds to anything human or anything _____ or anything round. The only way to be really sure that that region is specialized for face recognition is to rule out all of those hypotheses. So we spent much of the next couple of _____ scanning ________ while they looked at lots of different kinds of images, and we showed that that part of the brain ________ ________ when you look at any images that are faces of any kind, and it responds much less strongly to any _____ you show that isn't a face, like some of these.

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So the next question was, what does this thing really do? Is it really specialized just for face recognition? Well, maybe not, right? Maybe it responds not only to faces but to any body part. Maybe it responds to anything human or anything alive or anything round. The only way to be really sure that that region is specialized for face recognition is to rule out all of those hypotheses. So we spent much of the next couple of years scanning subjects while they looked at lots of different kinds of images, and we showed that that part of the brain responds strongly when you look at any images that are faces of any kind, and it responds much less strongly to any image you show that isn't a face, like some of these.

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