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dc.contributor Miguel, Caio en_US
dc.contributor Calton, Jeffrey L. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Furtak, Sharon C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schnider, Ashley Kay
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T15:29:17Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-20T15:29:17Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-20
dc.date.submitted 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/206090
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Psychology)--California State University, Sacramento, 2018. en_US
dc.description.abstract The role of the perirhinal cortex (PER) in memory is well established; however, its role in perception remains controversial. The objective of the current thesis is to revisit this debate by using a series of experiments that aim to replicate and extend the current literature. Our current working model of the PER predicts that the PER will be involved in making perceptual discriminations when the task relies on a high-level visual discrimination that requires a “unitized” representation of the stimulus over features but not in cases where the discrimination could be solved on simple characteristics. In the present set of experiments, results did not provide evidence to support a perceptual role of the PER. However, there were significant limitations in the visual stimuli used in the third experiment. Due to this confound, further studies are necessary before any conclusions to PER function in this capacity can be drawn. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Perirhinal cortex en_US
dc.subject Visual discrimination en_US
dc.subject Feature ambiguity en_US
dc.title A perceptual role of the perirhinal cortex: fact or fiction? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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