Ventral intraparietal area of the macaque: anatomic location and visual response properties.

@article{Colby1993VentralIA,
  title={Ventral intraparietal area of the macaque: anatomic location and visual response properties.},
  author={Carol L. Colby and Jean-Ren{\'e} Duhamel and Michael E. Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          902-14
        }
}
1. The middle temporal area (MT) projects to the intraparietal sulcus in the macaque monkey. We describe here a discrete area in the depths of the intraparietal sulcus containing neurons with response properties similar to those reported for area MT. We call this area the physiologically defined ventral intraparietal area, or VIP. In the present study we recorded from single neurons in VIP of alert monkeys and studied their visual and oculomotor response properties. 2. Area VIP has a high… 
Temporal properties of optic flow responses in the ventral intraparietal area
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It is suggested that only a subset of neurons in area VIP may contribute to the fast processing of optic flow, while showing that the temporal properties of VIP responses clearly differ from the temporal characteristics of neuron in areas MT and MST.
Ventral intraparietal area of the macaque: congruent visual and somatic response properties.
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The large proportion of bimodal tactile and visual neurons with congruent response properties in area VIP indicates that there are important functional differences between area VIP and other dorsal stream areas involved in the analysis of motion.
Neurons in the ventral intraparietal area of awake macaque monkey closely resemble neurons in the dorsal part of the medial superior temporal area in their responses to optic flow patterns.
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The receptive field characteristics of VIP are very similar to those of MSTd neurons, which means that the scale invariance arose from convergence of translation-sensitive subfields with radial or circular direction preferences, thereby excluding the direction mosaic hypothesis.
Direction selectivity of neurons in the macaque lateral intraparietal area.
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The results show that direction selectivity is a distinct attribute of LIP neurons in addition to spatial encoding, and Direction-selective neurons do not seem to constitute a functionally distinct subdivision within LIP.
Selectivity of macaque ventral intraparietal area (area VIP) for smooth pursuit eye movements
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It is suggested that the information provided by VIP neurons may be used to encode motion in near‐extrapersonal space and to guide and co‐ordinate smooth eye and head movements within this very part of space.
Heading encoding in the macaque ventral intraparietal area (VIP)
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By applying a population code, termed ‘isofrequency encoding’, it is demonstrated the capability of the recorded neuronal ensemble to retrieve the focus location from its population discharge and suggest an involvement of area VIP in the analysis and the encoding of heading.
Representation of the visual field in the lateral intraparietal area of macaque monkeys: a quantitative receptive field analysis
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This study provides the basis for a reliable mapping method in awake monkeys and a reference for the organization of the properties of the visual space representation in an area LIP extended with respect to the previously described LIP and showing a relative emphasis of central visual field.
REVIEW: The functional organization of the intraparietal sulcus in humans and monkeys
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The data suggest that anterior parts of the IPS comprising areas AIP and VIP are relatively well preserved across species, and posterior areas such as area LIP and CIP have been found more medially in humans, possibly reflecting differences in the evolution of the dorsal visual stream and the inferior parietal lobule.
Multisensory Integration in the Ventral Intraparietal Area of the Macaque Monkey
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It is shown that the majority of VIP neurons perform multisensory integration, following general rules (e.g., spatial congruency and temporal synchrony) that are closely similar to those described in other cortical and subcortical regions.
Neural Activity in the Middle Temporal Area and Lateral Intraparietal Area during Endogenously Cued Shifts of Attention
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The time course of the attentional shift can be understood as an interaction between the emerging attentional modulation and the neural response to the test stimulus in LIP.
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