- In this article I raise empirical challenges for the claim that area MT/V5 is the neural correlate for visual experience as of motion (Block 2005). In particular, I focus on the claim that there is matching content between area MT, on one hand, and visual experience as of motion, on the other hand (Chalmers 2000, Block 2007).
- I survey two lines of empirical evidence which challenge the claim of matching content in area MT.
- The first line of evidence covers new results in neuroscience which emphasize the ongoing dynamics in cortical activity.
- The second line of evidence focuses on results regarding area MT in particular (Maier et al. 2007 and Cohen and Newsome 2008).
- Together, the empirical results indicate that neural processing is context sensitive in a way that challenges the attribution of content to local areas of cortex, to area MT in particular.
- In the final part of the article I explore alternative approaches and discuss remaining issues.
For the full text of the penultimate draft, see Madary - Placing Area MT in Context.
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