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Sensorimotor Transformations in the Posterior Parietal Cortex

Andersen, Richard and Meeker, Daniella and Pesaran, Bijan and Breznen, Boris and Buneo, Christopher and Scherberger, Hans (2004) Sensorimotor Transformations in the Posterior Parietal Cortex. In: The cognitive neurosciences. CogNet Library: References Collection. MIT Press , Cambridge, MA, pp. 463-474. ISBN 0262072548 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100803-142129331

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Abstract

The posterior parietal cortex (PPC) sits at the interface between sensory and motor areas and performs sensorimotor transformations. Current research is beginning to unravel the details of this transformation process. The first part of this chapter focuses on planning signals found in the PPC. Experiments show that the thought to reach can be read out from the parietal reach region of monkeys and used to control the position of a computer cursor without any reach movements being made by the monkeys. The second section reviews recent studies of coordinate tral15formations, which are an important aspect of sensorimotor transformations and involve the PPC.


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Additional Information:© 2004 MIT Press. This work was supported by the National Eye Institute, the James G. Boswell Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at Caltech, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Office of Naval Research.
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