Area 17 lesions deactivate area MT in owl monkeys.

  title={Area 17 lesions deactivate area MT in owl monkeys.},
  author={Jon H. Kaas and Leah A. Krubitzer},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  volume={9 3-4},
The middle temporal visual area, MT, is one of three major targets of the primary visual cortex, area 17, in primates. We assessed the contribution of area 17 connections to the responsiveness of area MT neurons to visual stimuli by first mapping the representation of the visual hemifield in MT of anesthetized owl monkeys with microelectrodes, ablating an electrophysiologically mapped part of area 17, and then immediately remapping MT. Before the lesions, neurons at recording sites throughout… CONTINUE READING