Kathleen A. Macko

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Evidence is reviewed indicating that striate cortex in the m o n k e y is the source o f two mul t isynapt ic corticocortical pathways . One courses ventrally, interconnecting the striate, prestriate, and inferior temporal areas, and enables the visual identif ication o f objects. The other runs dorsally, interconnecting the striate, prestriate, and(More)
The [2-14C]deoxyglucose method was used to identify the cerebral areas related to vision in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). This was achieved by comparing glucose utilization in a visually stimulated with that in a visually deafferented hemisphere. The cortical areas related to vision included the entire expanse of striate, prestriate, and inferior(More)
Pigeons were trained to perform in a psychophysical task that measured their minimum-separable visual acuity. After their performance stabilized, lesions were made in telencephalic components of the visual system. In one group, lesions were made in the ectostriatum, which is the telencephalic target of the tectofugal visual pathway. These cases showed(More)
Visual acuity determinations were made for 14 pigeons trained to discriminate high-contrast, square-wave gratings of successively higher spatial frequencies from blank stimuli of equal average luminances. The stimuli were presented according to the method of constant stimuli. Video-taped motion pictures of the key-pecking response provided a measure of the(More)
Pigeons were trained to perform in a psychophysical procedure for determining luminance difference thresholds. After the psychometric data had stabilized, lesions were made in specific cell populations of the tectofugal visual pathway. In one group of pigeons, the lesions were confined to nucleus rotundus (Rt). In a second group, the lesions included not(More)
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