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Tomohiro Tanaka, Satoshi Nishida, Toshihiko Aso and Tadashi Ogawa Visual response of neurons in the lateral intraparietal area and saccadic reaction time during a visual detection task European Journal of Neuroscience 37

Version of Record online: 28 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/ejn.12100

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The lateral intraparietal area (LIP) is known to play important roles in the visuomotor transformation. A target with higher luminance is detected with reduced saccadic reaction times. The current study explored the possibility that the visual activity of LIP neurons not only encodes sensory information (target luminance) but also affects the saccade generation (saccadic reaction time) by recording visual activity from LIP of monkeys. Our results revealed how visually-responsive LIP neurons contribute to saccade generation in visual detection.

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