Extrageniculostriate Mechanisms Underlying Visually-Guided Orientation Behavior

Edited By

  • M. Norita, Department of Anatomy, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimachi Niigata, Japan
  • T. Bando, Department of Physiology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimachi Niigata, Japan
  • B. Stein, Neurobiology and Anatomy, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest, Winston Salem, NC, USA

The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of areas known to be involved in mammalian vision. It has also seen a far greater understanding of the importance of reciprocal connections, intrinsic connections, structure-specific modules and modules which span different structures, as well as the introduction of parallel processing models within the thalamocortical and corticocortical streams.

The body of knowledge has become so vast, and is growing so rapidly, that periodic updates are essential even for experts in the field. This volume is based on a satellite meeting of an international group of researchers. It emphasizes the most current information regarding midbrain and extrastriate mechanisms underlying vision and visually-guided behavior. The book also places these data into the larger context of how interrelated components of the visual system function to produce coherent visual experiences and behavior. New research findings are presented that are unavailable elsewhere, as well as reviews and broad perspectives in which existing data from multiple sources are brought together in order to help understand the structure and function of extrageniculostriate visual areas.

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Book information

  • Published: November 1996
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-82347-2

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Neural mechanisms of visual orienting responses (J.M. Sprague). 2.The mosaic architecture of the superior colliculus (R.-B. Illing). 3. Neurochemical microcircuitryunderlying visual and oculomotor function in the cat superior colliculus (R.R. Mize). 4. Serotoninmodulates retinotectal and corticotectal convergence in the superior colliculus (R.D. Mooney et al).5. Morphology of single axons of tectospinal and reticulospinal neurons in the upper cervical spinalcord (Y. Shinoda, S. Kakei, N. Muto). 6. A projection linking motor cortex with the LM-suprageniculatenuclear complex through the periaqueductal gray area which surrounds the nucleus of Darkschewitschin the cat (S. Onodera, T.P. Hicks). 7. Firing characteristics of neurones in the superior colliculus andthe pontomedullary reticular formation during orienting in unrestrained cats (S. Sasaki, K. Naito, M.Oka). 8. Ibotenic acid lesions of the superior colliculus produce longer lasting deficits in visualorienting behavior than aspiration lesions in the cat (A.C. Rosenquist, V.M. Ciaramitaro). 9. Spatialdistribution of tectotectal connections in cats (M. Behan, N.M. Kime). 10. Roles of the lateralsuprasylvian cortex in convergence eye movements in the cats (T. Bando et al.). 11. Functionalconnectivity of the superior colliculus with saccade-related brain stem neurons in the cat (S. Chimotoet al.). 12. Visual-auditory integration in cat superior colliculus: implications for neuronal control ofthe orienting response (C.K. Peck). 13. Task-dependence of saccade-related activity in monkeysuperior colliculus: implications for models of the saccadic system (A.J. Van Opstal, M.A. Frens). 14.Coding of stimulus invariances by inferior temporal neurons (R. Vogels, G.A. Orban). 15. Theoriesof visual cortex organization in primates: areas of the third level (J.H. Kaas). 16. Afferent anddevelopmentally inherent mechanisms of form and motion processing in cat extrastriate cortex (P.D.Spear). 17. Extrinsic and intrinsic connections of the cat's lateral suprasylvian visual area (M. Noritaet al.). 18. Areas PMLS and 21a of cat visual cortex are not only functionally but also hodologicallydistinct (B. Dreher et al). 19. Motion sensitivity and stimulus interactions in the striate-recipient zoneof the cat's lateral posterior-pulvinar complex (C. Casanova, T. Savard). 20. Comparisons of cross-modality integration in midbrain and cortex (B.E. Stein, M.T. Wallace). 21. Sensory organization ofthe superior colliculus in cat and monkey (M.T. Wallace, B.E. Stein). 22. Substitution of visual byauditory inputs in the cat's anterior ectosylvian cortex (J.P. Rauschecker). 23. Visual, somatosensoryand auditory modality properties along the feline suprageniculate-AES/insular pathway (Gy. Benedeket al.). 24. The development of topographically-aligned maps of visual and auditory space in thesuperior colliculus (A.J. King et al.). 25. What do developmental mapping rules optimize? (M. Xiong,B.L. Finlay). 26. The effect of damage of the brachium of the superior colliculus in neonatal and adulthamsters and the use of peripheral nerve to restore retinocollicular projections (K.-F. So et al). 27.A proposed reorganization of the cortical input-output system (Y. Tamai). 28. Neural bases of residualvision in hemicorticectomized monkeys (M. Ptito et al.). 29. Extrageniculostriate vision in humans:investigations with hemispherectomy patients (C.M. Wessinger et al.). 30. Visual inputs to cerebellarventral paraflocculus during ocular following responses (K. Kawano et al.). 31. Context dependentdischarge characteristics of saccade-related Purkinje cells in the cerebellar hemispheres of the monkey(N. Mano et al). 32. Further evidence for the specific involvement of the flocculus in the verticalvestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) (K. Fukushima et al.). Subject Index.