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We have compared physiological data recorded from three alert macaque monkeys with separate observations of local connectivity, to locate and characterize the functional border between two related but distinct visual areas on the caudal face of the superior parietal gyrus. We refer to these areas as V6 and V6A. The occupy almost the entire extent of the(More)
The brain location, extent and functional organization of the cortical visual area V6A was investigated in macaque monkeys by using single cell recording techniques in awake, behaving animals. Six hemispheres of four animals were studied. Area V6A occupies a horseshoe-like region of cortex in the caudalmost part of the superior parietal lobule. It extends(More)
The brain location and topographical organization of the cortical visual area V6 was studied in five hemispheres of four awake macaque monkeys. Area V6 is located in the caudal aspect of the superior parietal lobule (SPL). It occupies a 'C'-shaped belt of cortex whose upper branch is in the depth of the parieto-occipital sulcus (POS) and lower one is in the(More)
The aim of this work was to study the cortical connections of area V6 by injecting neuronal tracers into different retinotopic representations of this area. To this purpose, we first functionally recognized V6 by recording from neurons of the parieto-occipital cortex in awake macaque monkeys. Penetrations with recording syringes were performed in the(More)
Superior area 6 of the macaque monkey frontal cortex is formed by two cytoarchitectonic areas: F2 and F7. In the present experiment, we studied the input from the superior parietal lobule (SPL) to these areas by injecting retrograde neural tracers into restricted parts of F2 and F7. Additional injections of retrograde tracers were made into the spinal cord(More)
Cortical-surface-based functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging mapping techniques and wide-field retinotopic stimulation were used to verify the presence of pattern motion sensitivity in human area V6. Area V6 is highly selective for coherently moving fields of dots, both at individual and group levels and even with a visual stimulus of standard size. This(More)
The aim of this work was to study the effect of eye position on the activity of neurons of area PO (V6), a cortical region located in the most posterior part of the superior parietal lobule. Experiments were carried out on three awake macaque monkeys. Animals sat in a primate chair in front of a large screen, and fixated a small spot of light projected in(More)
The retinotopic organization of a newly identified visual area near the midline in the dorsalmost part of the human parieto-occipital sulcus was mapped using high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging, cortical surface-based analysis, and wide-field retinotopic stimulation. This area was found in all 34 subjects that were mapped. It represents the(More)
Extracellular recordings from single neurons of the prestriate area V3A were carried out in awake, behaving monkeys, to test the influence of the direction of gaze on cellular activity. The responsiveness to visual stimulation of about half of the studied neurons (88/187) was influenced by the animal's direction of gaze: physically identical visual stimuli(More)
Picking up a cup requires transporting the arm to the cup (transport component) and preshaping the hand appropriately to grasp the handle (grip component). Here, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the human neural substrates of the transport component and its relationship with the grip component. Participants were shown(More)