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Fusiform Gyrus (Area 37)
Jeffrey S. Anderson, MD, PhD; Jared A. Nielsen, PhD
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Location and Boundaries

  • Location

    • Boundaries

      • Cytoarchitectonic Regions

        Function

        • Higher Order Visual Processing

          • Face and Body Processing

            • Visual Word Form Area

              Structural Connections

              • Face Processing Network

                • Visual Network

                  Functional Connections

                  • Coactive Regions

                    • Associated Literature Keywords (NeuroSynth)

                      Area 37-Associated Disorders

                      • Prosopagnosia

                        • Autism

                          Selected References

                          1. Weiner KS et al: On object selectivity and the anatomy of the human fusiform gyrus. Neuroimage. 173:604-9, 2018
                          2. Lorenz S et al: Two new cytoarchitectonic areas on the human mid-fusiform gyrus. Cereb Cortex. 27(1):373-85, 2017
                          3. Schalk G et al: Facephenes and rainbows: causal evidence for functional and anatomical specificity of face and color processing in the human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114(46):12285-90, 2017
                          4. Caspers J et al: Cytoarchitectonical analysis and probabilistic mapping of two extrastriate areas of the human posterior fusiform gyrus. Brain Struct Funct. 218(2):511-26, 2013
                          5. McGugin RW et al: High-resolution imaging of expertise reveals reliable object selectivity in the fusiform face area related to perceptual performance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(42):17063-8, 2012
                          6. Van Essen DC et al: Parcellations and hemispheric asymmetries of human cerebral cortex analyzed on surface-based atlases. Cereb Cortex. 22(10):2241-62, 2012
                          7. Marcus DS et al: Informatics and data mining tools and strategies for the human connectome project. Front Neuroinform. 5:4, 2011
                          8. Nestor A et al: Unraveling the distributed neural code of facial identity through spatiotemporal pattern analysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108(24):9998-10003, 2011
                          9. Saygin ZM et al: Anatomical connectivity patterns predict face selectivity in the fusiform gyrus. Nat Neurosci. 15(2):321-7, 2011
                          10. van Kooten IA et al: Neurons in the fusiform gyrus are fewer and smaller in autism. Brain. 131(Pt 4):987-99, 2008
                          11. Taylor JC et al: Functional MRI analysis of body and body part representations in the extrastriate and fusiform body areas. J Neurophysiol. 98(3):1626-33, 2007
                          12. Peelen MV et al: Selectivity for the human body in the fusiform gyrus. J Neurophysiol. 93(1):603-8, 2005
                          13. Maldjian JA et al: An automated method for neuroanatomic and cytoarchitectonic atlas-based interrogation of fMRI data sets. Neuroimage. 19(3):1233-9, 2003
                          14. McCandliss BD et al: The visual word form area: expertise for reading in the fusiform gyrus. Trends Cogn Sci. 7(7):293-9, 2003
                          15. Price CJ et al: The myth of the visual word form area. NeuroImage. 19(3):473-81, 2003
                          16. Gauthier I et al: Activation of the middle fusiform 'face area' increases with expertise in recognizing novel objects. Nat Neurosci. 2(6):568-73, 1999
                          17. McCarthy G et al: Face-specific processing in the human fusiform gyrus. J Cogn Neurosci. 9(5):605-10, 1997
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                          Location and Boundaries

                          • Location

                            • Boundaries

                              • Cytoarchitectonic Regions

                                Function

                                • Higher Order Visual Processing

                                  • Face and Body Processing

                                    • Visual Word Form Area

                                      Structural Connections

                                      • Face Processing Network

                                        • Visual Network

                                          Functional Connections

                                          • Coactive Regions

                                            • Associated Literature Keywords (NeuroSynth)

                                              Area 37-Associated Disorders

                                              • Prosopagnosia

                                                • Autism

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Weiner KS et al: On object selectivity and the anatomy of the human fusiform gyrus. Neuroimage. 173:604-9, 2018
                                                  2. Lorenz S et al: Two new cytoarchitectonic areas on the human mid-fusiform gyrus. Cereb Cortex. 27(1):373-85, 2017
                                                  3. Schalk G et al: Facephenes and rainbows: causal evidence for functional and anatomical specificity of face and color processing in the human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114(46):12285-90, 2017
                                                  4. Caspers J et al: Cytoarchitectonical analysis and probabilistic mapping of two extrastriate areas of the human posterior fusiform gyrus. Brain Struct Funct. 218(2):511-26, 2013
                                                  5. McGugin RW et al: High-resolution imaging of expertise reveals reliable object selectivity in the fusiform face area related to perceptual performance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(42):17063-8, 2012
                                                  6. Van Essen DC et al: Parcellations and hemispheric asymmetries of human cerebral cortex analyzed on surface-based atlases. Cereb Cortex. 22(10):2241-62, 2012
                                                  7. Marcus DS et al: Informatics and data mining tools and strategies for the human connectome project. Front Neuroinform. 5:4, 2011
                                                  8. Nestor A et al: Unraveling the distributed neural code of facial identity through spatiotemporal pattern analysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108(24):9998-10003, 2011
                                                  9. Saygin ZM et al: Anatomical connectivity patterns predict face selectivity in the fusiform gyrus. Nat Neurosci. 15(2):321-7, 2011
                                                  10. van Kooten IA et al: Neurons in the fusiform gyrus are fewer and smaller in autism. Brain. 131(Pt 4):987-99, 2008
                                                  11. Taylor JC et al: Functional MRI analysis of body and body part representations in the extrastriate and fusiform body areas. J Neurophysiol. 98(3):1626-33, 2007
                                                  12. Peelen MV et al: Selectivity for the human body in the fusiform gyrus. J Neurophysiol. 93(1):603-8, 2005
                                                  13. Maldjian JA et al: An automated method for neuroanatomic and cytoarchitectonic atlas-based interrogation of fMRI data sets. Neuroimage. 19(3):1233-9, 2003
                                                  14. McCandliss BD et al: The visual word form area: expertise for reading in the fusiform gyrus. Trends Cogn Sci. 7(7):293-9, 2003
                                                  15. Price CJ et al: The myth of the visual word form area. NeuroImage. 19(3):473-81, 2003
                                                  16. Gauthier I et al: Activation of the middle fusiform 'face area' increases with expertise in recognizing novel objects. Nat Neurosci. 2(6):568-73, 1999
                                                  17. McCarthy G et al: Face-specific processing in the human fusiform gyrus. J Cogn Neurosci. 9(5):605-10, 1997