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V2

visual area 2, which in primates is a band of cerebral cortex located adjacent and anterior to V1. It is coextensive with Brodmann’s area 18 (see prestriate cortex) and receives its major input from V1.

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June 19th 2024

picture superiority effect

picture superiority effect

the tendency for a picture or drawing to be remembered better than the name of the pictured object. For example, people are more likely to remember “dog” if they see a drawing of a dog than if they see the word dog.