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Where Is Size in the Brain of the Beholder?

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Despite advances in our understanding of how the brain represents visual space, it remains unresolved how the subjective experience of an object’s size arises. While responses in retinotopic cortex correlate with perceived size, this does not imply that those brain regions mediate perceived size differences. Here I describe how the percept of an object’s size could be generated in the brain and outline unanswered questions that future research should seek to address.

Affiliations: 1: Experimental Psychology & Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London, UK

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