The neural representation of speed in macaque area MT/V5.

@article{Priebe2003TheNR,
  title={The neural representation of speed in macaque area MT/V5.},
  author={Nicholas J. Priebe and Carlos R. Cassanello and Stephen G. Lisberger},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 13},
  pages={5650-61}
}
Tuning for speed is one key feature of motion-selective neurons in the middle temporal visual area of the macaque cortex (MT, or V5). The present paper asks whether speed is coded in a way that is invariant to the shape of the moving stimulus, and if so, how. When tested with single sine-wave gratings of different spatial and temporal frequencies, MT neurons show a continuum in the degree to which preferred speed depends on spatial frequency. There is some dependence in 75% of MT neurons, and… CONTINUE READING
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