Title

Receptive-field properties in the tecto- and striate-recipient zones of the cat's lateral posterior nucleus

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1988

Journal

Progress in Brain Research

Volume

75

Issue

C

DOI

10.1016/S0079-6123(08)60468-9

Abstract

The chapter addresses two basic questions during neurophysiological studies of the LP nucleus: First, are the visual receptive field properties of LPm cells different from those of neurons in the LPI; and second, if there are such differences, can these be related to the main sources of visual input to these two areas? The pulvinar-lateral posterior (LP) complex of the cat has been known for many years to be involved in visual function. Almost 30 years ago it was reported that visual evoked potentials could be recorded from the cat's pulvinar-LP complex With hindsight, it is now apparent that these early efforts to elucidate the functional organization of the pulvinar-LP complex were premature because they were carried out without the benefit of pertinent anatomical knowledge. Studies from the laboratory indicate that the LP-pulvinar complex contains multiple visual areas. The results of the experiments that are summarized in the chapter mentions the receptive field properties of two of the main visual zones in the LP nucleus. © 1988, Academic Press Inc. All rights reserved.

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