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Inferior Parietal Lobule Function in Spatial Perception and Visuomotor Integration

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Higher Functions of the Brain

  1. Richard A. Andersen

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010512

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Andersen, R. A. 2011. Inferior Parietal Lobule Function in Spatial Perception and Visuomotor Integration. Comprehensive Physiology. 483–518.

Author Information

  1. Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Lesion Studies
    • 1.1
      Lesions in Humans
    • 1.2
      Lesions in Monkeys
  • 2
    Anatomical and Functional Organization
    • 2.1
      Cytoarchitectural Subdivisions
    • 2.2
      Functional Subdivisions
    • 2.3
      Corticocortical Connections
    • 2.4
      Thalamocortical Connections—Pulvinar
    • 2.5
      Corticopontine Projections
  • 3
    Physiology
    • 3.1
      Response Properties of IPL Neurons
  • 4
    Speculations Regarding Role of IPL in Behavior
    • 4.1
      Command Hypothesis
    • 4.2
      Attention Hypothesis
    • 4.3
      Visuomotor Integration Hypothesis
  • 5
    Conclusion