Emma Keating

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The study initially explored the frontal eye field's (FEF) control of predictive eye movements, i.e., eye movements driven by previous rather than current sensory signals. Five monkeys were trained to pursue horizontal target motion, including sinusoidal targets and “random-walk” targets which sometimes deviated from a sine motion. Some subjects also(More)
We investigated the cues rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) use to recognize a familiar human face. To manipulate facial cues, schematic faces were constructed with Identi-Kit materials derived from mug shots. The monkeys (N = 4) spontaneously classed Identi-Kit as faces on initial presentations. The monkeys then learned to distinguish one Identi-Kit face, the(More)
The frontal eye field (FEF), an area in the primate frontal lobe, has long been considered important for the production of eye movements. Past studies have evoked saccade-like movements from the FEF using electrical stimulation in animals that were not allowed to move their heads. Using electrical stimulation in two monkeys that were free to move their(More)
A monkey can pursue faster target oscillations if they appear during ongoing smooth pursuit than if they appear while the monkey is fixating a stationary target. Others have proposed a switch in the pursuit circuit to account for this bistable sensitivity to high frequency targets. It is hypothesized that the switch is closed only during pursuit, permitting(More)
We used reversible cold lesions to explore the oculomotor consequences of separate and combined dysfunction of the superior colliculus (SC) and the frontal eye field (FEF). Two monkeys were trained to fixate visual targets. In one we measured visually driven saccades while cooling the right SC, first alone, then in combination with bilateral FEF ablation.(More)
The morphology of the retina and central retino-recipient nuclei was studied in two monkeys that had undergone total bilateral striate cortex removal as adults. These animals had been behaviorally tested for two years after lesioning and had demonstrated significant recovery of pattern vision. Light and electron microscopy and autoradiography were done on(More)
The temporal neocortex was removed in 4 monkeys, and 5 received amygdala destruction. Four control animals received skin and muscle incisions. The monkeys were compared on a visual pattern discrimination task, a food-non-food discrimination, and a rating scale that measured agonistic and approach behavior. Only the cortical lesion disrupted retention of(More)