Could somebody point out the neuroscience literature dedicated to the modelling of 3D objects in the human mind?
I'm interested in the brain regions, and particularly the details of the circuitry, involved in simulating/manipulating (or planning to manipulate) and/or recognizing 3D objects, or in relating them to the "2D" sensory information. Ultimately, my interest is quantitative, i.e. I'd be especially interested on more computational outlooks on the topic.
Edit: I am aware of the visual recognition pathway, which roughly speaking culminates with the inferior temporal gyrus (in the "what pathway"). However, some animals (not just humans) can simulate object properties (e.g. how will this plastic figurine warp if I bend it a certain way? What is that moving ballerina likely to look like in the next second?). This is more complex than object recognition alone.
Note: my question is asking for pointers to the foundational literature of this topic. I know it's somewhat broad, but I'm essentially asking where to start reading. Thanks! :)