Neurons Responsive to Global Visual Motion Have Unique Tuning Properties in Hummingbirds

@article{Gaede2017NeuronsRT,
  title={Neurons Responsive to Global Visual Motion Have Unique Tuning Properties in Hummingbirds},
  author={Andrea H. Gaede and Benjamin Goller and Jessica Lam and D. R. Wylie and D. Altshuler},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={279-285}
}
Neurons in animal visual systems that respond to global optic flow exhibit selectivity for motion direction and/or velocity. The avian lentiformis mesencephali (LM), known in mammals as the nucleus of the optic tract (NOT), is a key nucleus for global motion processing [1-4]. In all animals tested, it has been found that the majority of LM and NOT neurons are tuned to temporo-nasal (back-to-front) motion [4-11]. Moreover, the monocular gain of the optokinetic response is higher in this… Expand
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