Visual illusions have long been used to study visual perception and contextual integration. Neuroimaging studies employ illusions to identify the brain regions involved in visual perception and how they interact. We conducted an Activation Likelihood Estimation (ALE) meta-analysis and meta-analytic connectivity modeling on fMRI studies using static and motion illusions to reveal the neural signatures of illusory processing and to investigate the degree to which different areas are commonly recruited in perceptual inference. The resulting networks encompass ventral and dorsal regions, including the inferior and middle occipital cortices bilaterally in both types of illusions. The static and motion illusion networks selectively included the right posterior parietal cortex and the ventral premotor cortex respectively. Overall, these results describe a network of areas crucially involved in perceptual inference relying on feed-back and feed-forward interactions between areas of the ventral and dorsal visual pathways. The same network is proposed to be involved in hallucinogenic symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia and other disorders, with crucial implications in the use of illusions as biomarkers.

Neural networks underlying visual illusions: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis / von Gal A.; Boccia M.; Nori R.; Verde P.; Giannini A.M.; Piccardi L.. - In: NEUROIMAGE. - ISSN 1053-8119. - STAMPA. - 279:(2023), pp. 120335.1-120335.15. [10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120335]

Neural networks underlying visual illusions: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis

Nori R.;
2023

Abstract

Visual illusions have long been used to study visual perception and contextual integration. Neuroimaging studies employ illusions to identify the brain regions involved in visual perception and how they interact. We conducted an Activation Likelihood Estimation (ALE) meta-analysis and meta-analytic connectivity modeling on fMRI studies using static and motion illusions to reveal the neural signatures of illusory processing and to investigate the degree to which different areas are commonly recruited in perceptual inference. The resulting networks encompass ventral and dorsal regions, including the inferior and middle occipital cortices bilaterally in both types of illusions. The static and motion illusion networks selectively included the right posterior parietal cortex and the ventral premotor cortex respectively. Overall, these results describe a network of areas crucially involved in perceptual inference relying on feed-back and feed-forward interactions between areas of the ventral and dorsal visual pathways. The same network is proposed to be involved in hallucinogenic symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia and other disorders, with crucial implications in the use of illusions as biomarkers.
2023
Neural networks underlying visual illusions: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis / von Gal A.; Boccia M.; Nori R.; Verde P.; Giannini A.M.; Piccardi L.. - In: NEUROIMAGE. - ISSN 1053-8119. - STAMPA. - 279:(2023), pp. 120335.1-120335.15. [10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120335]
von Gal A.; Boccia M.; Nori R.; Verde P.; Giannini A.M.; Piccardi L.
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