Title

A review of cat and monkey studies implicating the pulvinar in visual function

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1977

Journal

Behavioral Biology

Volume

20

Issue

2

DOI

10.1016/S0091-6773(77)90721-0

Abstract

The anatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral evidence implicating the cat's and monkey's pulvinar in visual function is reviewed. While at present it is not possible to establish homologies between regions of the posterior thalamus in these two species, in both species there is evidence for extra-geniculate pathways by which visual input could be relayed to cortex. In the monkey, it is suggested that the inferior pulvinar could be part of a subcortical system dealing with visual attentional function, while portions of the medial pulvinar could be involved in a system concerned with oculomotor integration. © 1977 Academic Press, Inc.

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