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Distance Modulation of Neural Activity in the Visual Cortex

Dobbins, Allan C. and Jeo, Richard M. and Fiser, József and Allman, John M. (1998) Distance Modulation of Neural Activity in the Visual Cortex. Science, 281 (5376). pp. 552-555. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.281.5376.552.

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Humans use distance information to scale the size of objects. Earlier studies demonstrated changes in neural response as a function of gaze direction and gaze distance in the dorsal visual cortical pathway to parietal cortex. These findings have been interpreted as evidence of the parietal pathway's role in spatial representation. Here, distance-dependent changes in neural response were also found to be common in neurons in the ventral pathway leading to inferotemporal cortex of monkeys. This result implies that the information necessary for object and spatial scaling is common to all visual cortical areas.

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Additional Information:© 1998 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 19 February 1998; accepted 8 June 1998. We thank A. Leonardo for contributions to the experiments; E. Dobbins, M. Lewicki, J. Mazer, and D. Rosenbluth for reviewing the manuscript; T. Annau, M. Lewicki, and J. Mazer for assistance with software tools; R. Desimone for providing data collection software; T. Joe for optometric assistance; and H. Weld and J. Baer for veterinary care. All methods of animal care conform to the guidelines of the Caltech Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the NIH.
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