H. Ruth Clemo

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Examples of convergence of visual and auditory, or visual and somatosensory, inputs onto individual neurons abound throughout the brain, but substantially fewer incidences of auditory-somatosensory neurons have been reported. The present experiments sought to examine auditory-somatosensory convergence to assess whether there is a feature of this type of(More)
The organization of sensory representations in the cortex of the anterior ectosylvian sulcus (AES) of the cat was investigated using single-unit recording techniques. Somatic, auditory, and visual cells were found in the AES but were partially segregated. Somatic cells were concentrated in the rostral two-thirds of the sulcus, auditory cells were found in(More)
Sensory activity in the deep layers of the superior colliculus (SC) is strongly influenced by descending cortical inputs. Elimination (permanent or reversible) of specific regions of visual or somatosensory cortex, known to have direct access to the SC, abolishes or dramatically reduces SC responses to stimuli from those modalities. While many SC neurons(More)
A 'new' and orderly representation of the body surface was found in the cerebral cortex of the cat. This somatotopic map was located in the anterior ectosylvian sulcus (AES), an area known to represent several modalities, but believed to be distinguished from primary sensory cortex by its lack of sensory topographies. Auditory and visual cells were also(More)
Because the posterior limb of the rostral suprasylvian sulcus (RSp) of the cat resides in close proximity to representations of the somatosensory, auditory, and visual modalities, the surrounding cortices would be expected to be a region where a high degree of multisensory convergence and integration is found. The present experiments tested this notion by(More)
To date, evaluation of the neuronal basis for multisensory processing has focused on the convergence pattern that provides excitation from more than one sensory modality. However, a recent study (Dehner et al. in Cereb Cortex 14:387–401, 2004) has demonstrated excitatory–inhibitory multisensory effects that do not follow this conventional pattern and the(More)
Neurophysiological studies have recently documented multisensory properties in ‘unimodal’ visual neurons of the cat posterolateral lateral suprasylvian (PLLS) cortex, a retinotopically organized area involved in visual motion processing. In this extrastriate visual area, a region has been identified where both visual and auditory stimuli were independently(More)
It is well known that sensory receptive field properties are shaped by inhibitory processes. Given the physiological and perceptual distinctions among the different sensory modalities, it might be expected that the contribution of GABA-ergic inhibition to the process would vary from area to area, depending on the sensory modality represented. Furthermore,(More)
The topographic organization of the somatosensory representation in the deep layers of the cat superior colliculus was reexamined using methods previously used to examine the visuotopy in these layers. This technique identified the distribution of neurons in the superior colliculus that represent a designated region of the body surface (i.e., a dermal(More)
Corticothalamic and corticotectal projections from the anterior ectosylvian sulcus (AES) in neonatal cats were studied with anterograde and retrograde neuroanatomical techniques. When the injection site was relatively restricted to the sulcal walls and fundus of the rostral AES (i.e., the SIV cortex), heavy ipsilateral thalamic label was observed in the(More)