Anatomical and physiological asymmetries related to visual areas V3 and VP in macaque extrastriate cortex

A. Burkhalter, D. J. Felleman, W. T. Newsome, D. C. Van Essen

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Abstract

This report provides an overview of the functional organization of cortex immediately anterior to area V2 in extrastriate visual cortex of the macaque monkey. Contrary to previous suggestions that a single area, V3, lies anterior to V2, we have obtained evidence that this strip of cortex includes two separate areas, V3 and the ventral posterior area, VP. The evidence supporting this conclusion is based on dorso-ventral asymmetries in cortico-cortical connections, myeloarchitecture, and single-unit physiological properties relating to the processing of information about color and motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-80
Number of pages18
JournalVision Research
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

Keywords

  • Extrastriate cortex
  • Functional asymmetries
  • Macaque monkey
  • Visual cortex

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