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We studied the functional properties of the hand manipulation task-related neurons (N = 136) in the posterior bank of the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) using four kinds of objects for manipulation. We performed cluster analysis by comparing the profiles of activity of these neurons across objects during manipulation in the light, and classified them into nine(More)
A class of neurons specifically related to hand movements was studied in the posterior parietal cortex while the monkeys manipulated different types of objects. We examined the neuronal activity during manipulation of objects by the hand in the light and in the dark. Fifty-five neurons were active during manipulation in the dark and were classified as(More)
A goal in visual neuroscience is to reveal how the visual system reconstructs the three-dimensional (3D) representation of the world from two-dimensional retinal images. Although the importance of texture gradient cues in the process of 3D vision has been pointed out, most studies concentrate on the neural process based on binocular disparity. We report the(More)
In our previous studies of hand manipulation task-related neurons, we found many neurons of the parietal association cortex which responded to the sight of three-dimensional (3D) objects. Most of the task-related neurons in the AIP area (the lateral bank of the anterior intraparietal sulcus) were visually responsive and half of them responded to objects for(More)
In order to separate the cognitive processes associated with phonological encoding and the use of a visual word form lexicon in reading, it is desirable to compare the processing of words presented in a visually familiar form with words in a visually unfamiliar form. Japanese Kana orthography offers this possibility. Two phonologically equivalent but(More)
It has been empirically established that the cerebral cortical areas defined by Brodmann one hundred years ago solely on the basis of cellular organization are closely correlated to their function, such as sensation, association, and motion. Cytoarchitectonically distinct cortical areas have different densities and types of neurons. Thus, signaling patterns(More)
Recent advances suggest that neurons of the anterior intraparietal area play a critical role in the visual guidance of hand action. The parietal cortex appears to process in-coming binocular visual signals of the three-dimensional features of objects and matches these signals with the motor signals, which come from the ventral premotor cortex, that will be(More)
We examined the relations between the steady-state frequency of discharge of cells in the arm area of the motor cortex of the monkey and the direction and magnitude of the three-dimensional static force exerted by the arm on an isometric manipulandum. Data were analyzed from two monkeys (n = 188 cells) using stepwise multiple linear regression. In 154 of(More)
Concealed information, which is information only known to oneself is sometimes crucial for criminal investigation. In this study, we examined cortical activations related to incidental responses to concealed information. We found that cortical responses to stimuli related to concealed information were different from those to other stimuli; the bilateral(More)