Inactivation of primate superior colliculus biases target choice for smooth pursuit, saccades, and button press responses.

@article{Nummela2010InactivationOP,
  title={Inactivation of primate superior colliculus biases target choice for smooth pursuit, saccades, and button press responses.},
  author={Samuel U Nummela and Richard J. Krauzlis},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={1538-48}
}
In addition to its well-known role in the control of saccades, the primate superior colliculus (SC) has been implicated in the processes of target choice for overt orienting movements and for covert spatial attention. We focally inactivated the SC, by muscimol injection, while monkeys selected the target of a smooth pursuit, saccade, or button press response from two competing stimuli. The choice stimuli were placed so that one appeared within and the other appeared outside the affected visual… CONTINUE READING

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