Hillary R Rodman

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The middle temporal area (MT) of the macaque monkey is a region of extrastriate cortex involved in the analysis of visual motion. MT receives strong projections from striate cortex and from area V2, which is dependent on striate for visual responsiveness. Accordingly, the visual properties of MT neurons have been thought to reflect the further processing of(More)
The middle temporal visual area (MT) in macaque extrastriate cortex is characterized by a high proportion of neurons selective for the direction of stimulus motion, and is thus thought to play an important role in motion perception. Previous studies identified a population of cells in MT that appeared capable of coding the motion of whole visual patterns(More)
We have studied the interaction of the direction and speed selectivities of neurons in cortical visual area MT of the macaque monkey. For a given cell, preferred direction and the shape of the direction tuning curve for moving edges were similar at different stimulus speeds, and deviations from the optimal speed did not systematically alter direction tuning(More)
Monkeys that were trained to perform auditory and visual short-term memory tasks (delayed matching-to-sample) received lesions of the auditory association cortex in the superior temporal gyrus. Although visual memory was completely unaffected by the lesions, auditory memory was severely impaired. Despite this impairment, all monkeys could discriminate(More)
In a previous study (Rodman et al., 1989), we found that many neurons in the middle temporal area (MT) of the macaque monkey remain visually responsive and directionally selective after striate cortex lesions or cooling. In the present study, we examined the effects of superior colliculus (SC) lesions and combined lesions of striate cortex and the SC on the(More)
Three monkeys with extensive preoperative training on visual and auditory memory tasks (delayed matching-to-sample), an auditory pattern-discrimination task, and a visual serial-order task, received bilateral lesions of the superior temporal (ST) cortex in two stages, with testing after each lesion. Unilateral ST cortex lesions resulted in only moderate(More)
Inferior temporal (IT) cortex is critical for visual pattern recognition in adult primates. However, the functional development of IT cortex appears to be incomplete until late in the first year of life in monkeys and probably beyond. Responses of neurons in IT are substantially weaker, of longer latency, and more susceptible to anesthesia within at least(More)
Cortical area, MT (middle temporal area) is specialized for the visual analysis of stimulus motion in the brain. It has been suggested [Brain 118 (1995) 1375] that motion signals reach area MT via two dissociable routes, namely a 'direct' route which bypasses primary visual cortex (area, striate cortex (V1)) and is specialized for processing 'fast' motion(More)
A combined immunohistochemical and retrograde tracing approach was used to characterize the catecholaminergic innervation of the optic tectum (TeO), the major target of retinal projections in many avian species. Giemsa counterstaining was employed to determine precisely the laminar localization of immunoreactive fibers and presumptive terminals. The TeO of(More)
Although most projection neurons in the primate dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) target striate cortex (V1), a small number project instead to extrastriate visual areas and have been suggested to play a role in the preserved vision ("blindsight") that survives damage to V1. Moreover, the distribution of dLGN cells projecting to extrastriate bears a(More)