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Dimensional selectivity of neurons in the dorsolateral visual area of the owl monkey

Petersen, Steven E. and Baker, James F. and Allman, John M. (1980) Dimensional selectivity of neurons in the dorsolateral visual area of the owl monkey. Brain Research, 197 (2). pp. 507-511. ISSN 0006-8993. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(80)91137-3.

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The discovery of a large number ofextrastriate cortical visual areas has led to the hypothesis that each area performs its own set of functions in visual perception or visuomotor coordination. Owl monkey visual cortex contains at least 9 topographic representations of the visual field. We have found in one of these areas, the dorsolateral crescent (DL), that more than two-thirds of the neurons are selective for the spatial dimensions of visual stimuli within excitatory receptive fields much larger than the preferred stimulus dimensions. In preliminary results from other extrastriate areas, such neurons are much less common.

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Additional Information:© 1980 Published by Elsevier. Accepted 29 May 1980. This research was supported by NIH Grants NS-00178, NS-12131 and T32 GM07737, NSF Grant BNS-77-15605, and the Pew Memorial Trust. The authors wish to thank Mr. Fran Miezin for his aid in designing the computer programs used in this study.
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NIH Predoctoral FellowshipT32 GM07737
Pew Memorial TrustUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:dimensional-selectivity; dorsolateral area; visual cortex; owl monkey
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Official Citation:Steven E. Petersen, James F. Baker, John M. Allman, Dimensional selectivity of neurons in the dorsolateral visual area of the owl monkey, Brain Research, Volume 197, Issue 2, 1980, Pages 507-511, ISSN 0006-8993,
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