Unit activity related to spontaneous saccades in frontal dorsomedial cortex of monkey

  title={Unit activity related to spontaneous saccades in frontal dorsomedial cortex of monkey},
  author={John Schlag and Madeleine Schlag-Rey},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Single unit activity was studied in the dorsomedial edge of the frontal lobe, above the superior arcuate sulcus in three trained monkeys (Macaca nemestrina). Gaze and head movements were recorded with two magnetic search coils. Discharges preceding spontaneous eye movements in a preferred direction were consistently observed in light and in dark, in a limited cortical territory at the anterior border of the supplementary motor area. Microstimulation at these sites elicited saccades in the unit… CONTINUE READING


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