Welcome to the new version of CaltechAUTHORS. Login is currently restricted to library staff. If you notice any issues, please email coda@library.caltech.edu
Published August 21, 2013 | Accepted Version + Supplemental Material
Journal Article Open

A Network for Scene Processing in the Macaque Temporal Lobe


Spatial navigation is a complex process, but one that is essential for any mobile organism. We localized a region in the macaque occipitotemporal sulcus that responds preferentially to images of scenes. Single- unit recording revealed that this region, which we term the lateral place patch (LPP), contained a large concentration of scene-selective single units. These units were not modulated by spatial layout alone but were instead modulated by a combination of spatial and nonspatial factors, with individual units coding specific scene parts. We further demonstrate by microstimulation that LPP is connected with extrastriate visual areas V4V and DP and a sceneselective medial place patch in the parahippocampal gyrus, revealing a ventral network for visual scene processing in the macaque.

Additional Information

© 2013 Elsevier Inc. Accepted: June 13, 2013; Published: July 25, 2013. This work was supported by DARPA Young Faculty, Sloan Scholar, and Searle Scholar Awards to D.Y.T. and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to S.K. We wish to thank Margaret Livingstone and three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on the manuscript and the Massachusetts General Hospital R.F. Coil Laboratory for manufacturing and maintaining our imaging coils.

Attached Files

Accepted Version - Kornblith2013_Neuron.pdf

Accepted Version - nihms-1697624.pdf

Supplemental Material - mmc1.pdf


Files (15.3 MB)
Name Size Download all
4.0 MB Preview Download
3.2 MB Preview Download
8.1 MB Preview Download

Additional details

August 19, 2023
October 24, 2023