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  1. Berit Brogaard, Simo Vanni & Juha Silvanto (forthcoming). Seeing Mathematics: Perception and Brain Activity in a Case of Acquired Synesthesia. Neurocase.
    We studied the patient JP who has exceptional abilities to draw complex geometrical images by hand and a form of acquired synesthesia for mathematical formulas and objects, which he perceives as geometrical figures. JP sees all smooth curvatures as discrete lines, similarly regardless of scale. We carried out two preliminary investigations to establish the perceptual nature of synesthetic experience and to investigate the neural basis of this phenomenon. In a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, image-inducing formulas produced larger fMRI (...)
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  2. Mika Koivisto & Juha Silvanto (2011). Relationship Between Visual Binding, Reentry and Awareness. Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4):1293-1303.
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  3. Juha Silvanto & Geraint Rees (2011). What Does Neural Plasticity Tell Us About Role of Primary Visual Cortex (V1) in Visual Awareness? Frontiers in Psychology 2.
    The complete loss of visual awareness resulting from a lesion to the primary visual cortex (V1) suggests that this region is indispensable for conscious visual perception. There are however a number cases of conscious perception in the absence of V1 which appear to challenge this conclusion. These include reports of patients with bilateral V1 lesions sustained at an early age whose conscious vision has spontaneously recovered, as well as stroke patients who have recovered some conscious vision with the help of (...)
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  4. Juha Silvanto, Neil Muggleton & Vincent Walsh (2008). State-Dependency in Brain Stimulation Studies of Perception and Cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 12 (12):447-454.
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  5. Juha Silvanto, Alan Cowey, Nilli Lavie & Vincent Walsh (2005). Striate Cortex (V1) Activity Gates Awareness of Motion. Nature Neuroscience 8 (2):143-144.
  6. Juha Silvanto, Nilli Lavie & Vincent Walsh (2005). Double Dissociation of V1 and V5/MT Activity in Visual Awareness. Cerebral Cortex 15 (11):1736-1741.