Dorsal visual pathway

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Chapter 4 endnote 16, from How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:

Locating objects in space and preparing to act on them more heavily involves the dorsal part of your visual system; it transmits prediction error from the world a bit faster than the ventral part of the visual system, which is more important for conscious seeing (Barrett and Bar 2009).[1]

That part of the visual system is the dorsal visual stream. It locates the ball in space and prepares to move your body to catch it. After all, you are in the midst of a baseball game, so ball-related predictions are up and running.


Notes on the Notes

  1. Barrett, Lisa Feldman, and Moshe Bar. 2009. “See It with Feeling: Affective Predictions During Object Perception.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 364 (1521): 1325–1334.