Paired neuron recordings in the prefrontal and inferotemporal cortices reveal that spatial selection precedes object identification during visual search.

@article{Monosov2010PairedNR,
  title={Paired neuron recordings in the prefrontal and inferotemporal cortices reveal that spatial selection precedes object identification during visual search.},
  author={Ilya E. Monosov and David L. Sheinberg and Kirk G. Thompson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 29},
  pages={13105-10}
}
We addressed the question of how we locate and identify objects in complex natural environments by simultaneously recording single neurons from two brain regions that play different roles in this familiar activity--the frontal eye field (FEF), an area in the prefrontal cortex that is involved in visual spatial selection, and the inferotemporal cortex (IT), which is involved in object recognition--in monkeys performing a covert visual search task. Although the monkeys reported object identity… CONTINUE READING

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