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In reaction time studies of stimulus-response compatibility, emphasis has been placed on the influence of spatial stimulus-response relationships, but what seems to be essential for the emergence of an effect of stimulus-response compatibility is the existence of a conceptual match between stimulus and response variables. This notion was at the origin of(More)
A program for analysing the sequences of discharge of a single neuron is presented. This program performs the following tasks: it tests if there is a neuronal response after a stimulus, it estimates the response latency and, in the case of an experiment with a conditioned movement, it estimates the onset of the movement and gives indications about the(More)
Childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), defined as onset of psychosis by the age of 12, is a rare and malignant form of the illness, which may have more salient genetic influence. Since the initial report of association between neuregulin 1 (NRG1) and schizophrenia in 2002, numerous independent replications have been reported. In the current study, we(More)
The posterior parietal cortex (areas 5 and 7) in monkeys has been described as a higher association cortex and as such, area 5 has been attributed a complex somaesthetic function. More recently, a role in the formation of motor commands has been postulated for these two cortical areas. We have been particularly interested in the role area 5 neurons may have(More)
The functional role of many central nervous structures has been inferred from the temporal relationship of a neuronal response with the different sensory and motor events in an experimental design such as when an animal performs a trained movement in response to a conditioned stimulus. However, this kind of data analysis leads to problems in estimating the(More)
Some years ago, we proposed, along with others, that the isomorphism between models of information processing by stages and the organization of neural pathways connecting functionally specialized neuronal networks was a guideline for conducting experiments in which the integration of methods and concepts of cognitive psychology and of neurophysiology was a(More)
Unit recordings were performed in the postcentral cortex and focused on area 5 of awake monkeys during the execution of a learned movement of the contralateral forearm so that the time relationship between the motor act and any modification of neuronal activity could be precisely correlated. Recordings were obtained from intact animals (561 neurons) and(More)
A key problem in neurophysiology is to determine whether, after presentation of a stimulus, there has been a modification in the discharge of a recorded neuron and if so, an attempt is made to estimate the latency of the response. The estimation problem can be considered as that of the estimation of a change-point in a sequence of random variables. The(More)
When recording single neuron discharge in an animal during the performance of a conditioned task, the functional interpretation of any change in neuronal activity after the conditioned stimulus but before the conditioned task is difficult. So far, such changes have been described as either stimulus- or movement-related. One way of classifying these two(More)
From the literature on the functional role of the superior parietal cortex, it can be seen that this cortical area has been attributed both sensory and motor functions, as demonstrated by anatomical and lesion studies. Single-unit recordings in behaving monkeys have equally been interpreted as demonstrating these two functions. However, the results of(More)