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The dorsal third tier area in Galago senegalensis

Allman, John and Campbell, C. B. G. and McGuinness, Evelynn (1979) The dorsal third tier area in Galago senegalensis. Brain Research, 179 (2). pp. 355-361. ISSN 0006-8993. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(79)90450-5.

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Five extrastriate visual field representations adjoin the anterior border of V-II in the owl monkey and collectively comprise a third tier of visual areas in this species. We have sought to determine whether the presence of a third tier of visual areas is a characteristic feature of visual cortex organization in primates. The order primates contains two suborders: the haplorhines (tarsiers, monkeys, apes and man) and the strepsirhines (lorisoids and lemuroids). We have found in a strepsirhine species, Galago senegalensis, that there exists a third tier of visual areas, one of which, the dorsal area, is described in detail in this paper. This finding together with recent evidence from haplorhine species suggests that a third tier of visual areas is a characteristic feature of visual cortex organization in primates.

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Additional Information:© 1979 Published by Elsevier. Accepted 30 August 1979. This work was supported by NIH Grants NS-00178 and NS-12121. We thank Mr. Steven Petersen, Dr. Kathleen Rockland and Mr. David Sivertsen for their help during the experiments, and Dr. Kathleen Rockland for her critical reading of the manuscript.
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Subject Keywords:Galago; visual cortex; third tier
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Official Citation:John Allman, C.B.G. Campbell, Evelynn McGuinness, The dorsal third tier area inGalago senegalensis, Brain Research, Volume 179, Issue 2, 1979, Pages 355-361, ISSN 0006-8993,
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