Donald Dean Potter

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The direction of eye gaze and orientation of the face towards or away from another are important social signals for man and for macaque monkey. We have studied the effects of these signals in a region of the macaque temporal cortex where cells have been found to be responsive to the sight of faces. Of cells selectively responsive to the sight of the face or(More)
We have investigated the distribution of cells responsive to faces within the macaque temporal cortex and their sensitivity to different face attributes. We found a functional organization of cells responsive to the sight of different views of the head. Cells of a similar type were grouped together both vertically down through the cortex, and horizontally(More)
Movement provides biologically important information about the nature (and intent) of animate objects. We have studied cells in the superior temporal sulcus of the macaque monkey which seem to process such visual information. We found that the majority of cells in this brain region were selective for type of movement and for stimulus form, most cells(More)
Experimental and clinical studies have generally shown that the neural mechanisms for face processing in man are (1) designed to deal with the configuration of upright faces and (2) located predominantly in the right cerebral hemisphere. Monkeys would seem to process faces in a different manner to humans since they appear to show no hemispheric asymmetry(More)
THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT that gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the inhibitory transmitter compound at the lobster neuromuscular junction (see 20). Special interest, therefore, is attached to the chemistry of this compound. GABA is about 100 times more concentrated in inhibitory than in excitatory axons; the concentration is about 0.1 M in inhibitory fibers if(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether imaging at 3 T could improve and prolong the tag contrast compared to images acquired at 1.5 T in normal volunteers, and whether such improvement would translate into the ability to perform strain measurements in diastole. MATERIALS AND METHODS Normal volunteers (N = 13) were scanned at 1.5 T (GE Signa CV/i) and 3.0 T (GE(More)
This is the first of a series of four papers that describes the use of a sensitive "microculture" procedure for examining the neurotransmitter profile of a neuron by assaying the transmitter(s) it releases. Sympathetic principal neurons isolated from the superior cervical ganglia of neonatal or adult rats were grown for 10 d to several months on small(More)
Neurons dissociated from the hippocampal formations of neonatal rats were grown in medium containing kynurenic acid (a glutamate receptor antagonist) and elevated Mg2+. Such chronically blocked neurons, when first exposed to medium without blockers (after 0.5-5.0 months), generated intense seizure-like activity. This consisted of bursts of synchronous(More)