Functional Specialization of Mouse Higher Visual Cortical Areas

@article{Andermann2011FunctionalSO,
  title={Functional Specialization of Mouse Higher Visual Cortical Areas},
  author={Mark L. Andermann and Aaron M. Kerlin and Demetris K. Roumis and Lindsey L Glickfeld and R. Clay Reid},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2011},
  volume={72},
  pages={1025-1039}
}
The mouse is emerging as an important model for understanding how sensory neocortex extracts cues to guide behavior, yet little is known about how these cues are processed beyond primary cortical areas. Here, we used two-photon calcium imaging in awake mice to compare visual responses in primary visual cortex (V1) and in two downstream target areas, AL and PM. Neighboring V1 neurons had diverse stimulus preferences spanning five octaves in spatial and temporal frequency. By contrast, AL and PM… CONTINUE READING
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