publication . Article . 1996

Integration of form and motion in the anterior superior temporal polysensory area (STPa) of the macaque monkey

David I. Perrett; Mike W. Oram;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 1996 Journal: Journal of Neurophysiology, volume 76, pages 109-129 (issn: 0022-3077, eissn: 1522-1598, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physiological Society
Abstract
<jats:p> 1. Processing of visual information in primates is believed to occur in at least two separate cortical pathways, commonly labeled the "form" and "motion" pathways. This division lies in marked contrast to our everyday visual experience, in which we have a unified percept of both the form and motion of objects, implying integration of both types of information. We report here on a neuronal population in the anterior part of the superior temporal polysensory area (STPa) both sensitive to form (heads and bodies) and selective for motion direction. 2. A total of 161 cells were found to be sensitive to body form and motion. The majority of cells (125 of 161,...
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free text keywords: Physiology, General Neuroscience, Macaque, biology.animal, biology, Biological motion perception, Communication, business.industry, business, Neuroscience
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